West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday claimed that her authorities was not getting mandatory help from the Centre to fight COVID-19 and it was dependent by itself assets to deal with the disaster.
Mamata Banerjee, who was attending a gathering of hospital representatives on the state secretariat, mentioned the well being division will procure two lakh masks and 30,000 gloves.
Dispelling experiences that retailers and markets will likely be shut down as a precautionary measure towards the pandemic, the TMC chief mentioned these spreading rumors will likely be tracked and brought to activity.
“We’re not getting sufficient assist from the Centre. We’re procuring mandatory issues by roping in self-help teams,” Mamata Banerjee mentioned.
She mentioned the state authorities has ordered 10,000 thermal scanners and 300 air flow machines.
Mamata Banerjee mentioned her authorities will present Rs 5 lakh insurance coverage cowl every to the 10 lakh authorities medical staffers throughout the state until April 15.
“Please notice retailers, markets, and departmental shops will stay open. If these locations are closed, how will folks purchase necessities? I cannot enable the hoarding of important commodities and escalation of costs. We are going to take sturdy motion towards those that unfold rumours,” she asserted.
The TMC supremo additionally insisted that the choice to quickly shut down instructional institutes and public locations have been taken to keep away from mass gatherings. She acknowledged that kids will likely be supplied mid-day meals at house for now.
Enumerating the measures being taken by the state to take care of the disaster, the chief minister mentioned there will likely be 100 extra beds at Beleghata ID hospital within the metropolis, 500 on the isolation ward of a brand new state-run facility at Rajarhat, 150 extra beds at M R Bangur Hospital and 50 extra at R G Medical Faculty and Hospital.
She requested hospitals to coordinate over WhatsApp teams.