After struggling to cope up with the pressure on health infrastructure during the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year, the ruling BJP in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Monday made a budgetary provision of Rs 10 crore in the civic budget to tackle a possible second wave.
The draft budget of Rs 8,370 crore for 2021-22 was tabled by standing committee chairperson Hemant Rasane in the civic general body. As a preparation for the possible second wave of Covid19, he said the civic body is ready to take on the challenge of the pandemic.
“The PMC has spent around Rs 250 crore to Rs 300 crore so far to tackle the pandemic situation. The civic administration has successfully handled the situation with public participation,” he said.
Rasane said that the budgetary provision of Rs 10 crore has been made for the coming financial year to start the treatment facility as early as possible based on the requirement and more funds would be allocated as per the need.
There is a rise of patients from the last few weeks and the civic body is ready with its machinery to scale up the treatment facility while containing the spread of Covid19, said mayor Murlidhar Mohol
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 01/03/2021