Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray launched a state-wide campaign, ‘My Family, My Responsibility’, to tackle the coronavirus pandemic amid further relaxation of lockdown curbs. Thackeray said the crisis is likely to become more severe in the coming days as the state continues to be the worst-affected due to the viral disease with more than one million Covid-19 cases.
According to a report, Thackeray said the Coronavirus pandemic is not showing any sign of a respite and the transmission has also reached rural Maharashtra as well. However, the statistics show that there is an increase in the number of recovered patients. If detected in the early stage, patients are able to recover fast, he said.
Thackeray still advised people to not take this pandemic lightly. According to him, wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, avoiding places from being crowded, along with reducing face-to-face contact with people is the only way the transmission can be slowed in the state. The CM said that people are being negligent in taking precautions required to curb the viral transmission. It is due to this reason, the state government has also introduced the ‘My family-My responsibility’ campaign. The statement from the Maharashtra government has come at a time when the number of COVID-19 cases has increased significantly.
Thackeray in his address said that it is inconvenient to conduct a health survey of all 12 crore citizens. Therefore, he suggested that public representatives can take responsibility for their respective wards. Along with this, a door-to-door survey can be done in order to look for people who are above the age of 50 years. With this, their oxygen levels can be cached and notes of comorbid conditions (if any) can be made.