Maharashtra government expedited vaccination as cases surged: Governor
The Maharashtra government has expedited vaccination in the last few days given the surge in COVID-19 cases, state Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said in his address to the people on the occasion of the 61st Maharashtra Foundation Day on Saturday. Koshyari also said the state government has been working to maintain the rising graph of the progress of the state amidst tackling the pandemic.
'The government is committed to ensuring justice to neglected sections'
"While maintaining the tempo of the economy, the government is committed to ensuring justice to the oppressed and neglected sections of the society, women, and farmers," Koshyari said in his address, which was telecast on Doordarshan and also aired on the All India Radio.
Sudden spike in COVID-19 patients, vaccination speed has increased
"The government is working to maintain the state's rising graph with simultaneously tackling the pandemic since the last one-and-a-half years," he said. "We are fighting the pandemic unitedly for over 15 months and taken various measures to control it. However, in the last few days, there has been a sudden spike in COVID-19 patients. The government has increased the vaccination speed," he said.
The COVID-19 vaccination count in Maharashtra stands at 1,58,88,121
As of Friday, Maharashtra's caseload stood at 46,02,472 and the death toll at 68,813. The COVID-19 vaccination count in Maharashtra stood at 1,58,88,121, an official had said on Friday. Koshyari also highlighted the financial package of Rs. 5,476 crore announced by the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government for the people whose livelihood has been affected during the COVID-19-induced restrictions.
The governor appealed all citizens to defeat coronavirus unitedly
He also mentioned various initiatives undertaken by the government in the last 18 months for the welfare of a cross-section of society. Referring to the simmering boundary dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka, he said the state government was trying its best to resolve the stalemate in the Supreme Court. The governor appealed to all citizens to follow the pandemic norms and defeat coronavirus unitedly.