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Maharashtra needs permanent infectious diseases hospital, says Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray  

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said 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-19 facility in Mira Bhayander in Thane district.

Also read: Maharashtra leading way in tackling COVID-19: Uddhav Thackeray

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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