Posted on May 25, 2020, 2:00 PM IST
Maharashtra has seen a sharp rise in positive corona virus cases since Sunday, the number has increased to 50,231, of which 33,988 are active cases. Death toll in Maharashtra stands at 1,635. There has also been a trend of medical staff, especially a number of nurses leaving the state due to fears of contracting the deadly disease. Hence the state has been grappling with an acute shortage in medical personnel to deal with active cases in the hospitals.
Earlier it had mandated doctors to report on duty and now it has been reorted that the Maharashtra government has requested Kerala to provide 50 trained specialist doctors and 100 nurses for treatment of COVID19 positive patients in the state.
In a letter to the Kerala government on Sunday, The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), civic body of Mumbai, asked for medical staff on a temporary basis for its Mahalaxmi Covid jumbo facility.
However, the BMC later called the letter a formality and said the Kerala government itself offered to send medical staff, and wanted an official letter for the same. It added that the state has enough medical staff, but since it was offered help, it has taken it.