Pune : The state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reviewed the prevailing coronavirus situation in Pune district, which has recorded more than 78,000 cases so far and seen a spurt in infections in recent weeks.
The chief minister chaired a meeting of elected representatives, including MP and MLAs, and took stock of the COVID-19 situation and the local administration’s response to the pandemic so far.
The senior NCP leader and the Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Aaditya Thackeray, the senior cabinet minister Dilip Walse-Patil and the Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol and state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil was present at the meeting.
While talking in the meeting, the city Mayor Mohol said in the last four-and-a-half months, the Pune Municipal Corporation has spent Rs 250 crore to 300 crore over COVID-19 management in the city and sought financial assistance from the state government. “We told the CM saheb that the PMC is ready to contribute in creating jumbo facilities in the city, but considering the overall financial capacity and condition of the PMC, the state government should provide financial help to the civic body,” Mohol said.