Pune: Breaking home isolation norms? PMC may ask you to pay fine worth Rs 25,000
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Pune: Breaking home isolation norms? PMC may ask you to pay fine worth Rs 25,000

Amid the rising cases of novel coronavirus, Pune needs more ventilator beds to battle the second wave.

Pune: Amid the sharp rise in the spread of COVID-19 cases in the city, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is planning that patients need to sign a bond before they opt home quarantine. The bond will state that if any patient in home isolation fails to follow all norms has to pay Rs 25,000 as a fine.

Currently, there are 46,000 active cases in Pune city. Out of which nearly 38,000 patients are under home quarantine while others are receiving treatment at various hospitals around the city. The government has also announced guidelines for home quarantine but still patients who are in home isolation are seen venturing, according to PMC.

After signing the bond, the information of the patient will be submitted to the Chairman, Secretary and neighbours of the housing society. The PMC officials can visit the house at any time and if they found the patient not present in the house, the concerned person will have to pay the fine.

PUNE NEEDS MORE VENTILATOR BEDS

Amid the rising cases of novel coronavirus, Pune needs more ventilator beds to battle the second wave.

Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol on Thursday said that he has wrote toUnion Minister Prakash Javadekar Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope requesting them for shifting of ventilator beds from the states where the situation is under control.

"If surge in new cases continues, we could have a dearth of ventilator beds. I have written to Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar requesting the transfer of ventilators beds from the states where COVID-19 is under control," Mohol was quoted as saying by ANI.

Meanwhile, with new 10,907 fresh COVID-19 cases in Pune district on Wednesday, its overall caseload reached 6,04,037. Of the new cases, 5,651 were reported within the Pune Municipal Corporation (Pune City) followed by 2,784 new cases in Pimpri Chinchwad.

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