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Maharashtra Needs Permanent Infectious Diseases Hospital: CM Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray said facilities to fight the COVID-19 outbreak were being set up at grounds and halls and were temporary in nature, while the need of the moment was a permanent facility for treatment of and research into infectious diseases.

Aug 3, 2020 / 04:30 PM IST
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said that there was need for a permanent dedicated hospital in the state for infectious diseases.

He was speaking at the commissioning ceremony of a 371-bed COVID facility in Mira Bhayander in Thane district.

He said facilities to fight the COVID-19 outbreak were being set up at grounds and halls and were temporary in nature, while the need of the moment was a permanent facility for treatment of and research into infectious diseases.

On July 27, during a video-conference interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, the Maharashtra CM had asked for help from the Centre to set up a permanent infectious diseases hospital near Mumbai.

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first published: Aug 3, 2020 04:30 pm

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