BMC makes masks mandatory in municipal hospitals for employees in Mumbai
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced that wearing masks will be mandatory in all BMC hospitals in Mumbai for employees, patients and visitors starting tomorrow, April 11.
BMC Commissioner & Administrator Iqbal Singh Chahal also appealed to vulnerable people including senior citizens above 60 years of age to wear masks as a precautionary measure while walking in crowded places, although it is not mandatory.
Mr. Chahal directed that all hospitals of BMC, as well as all the private hospitals, should also be equipped for the treatment of Covid. He said this after he held an urgent meeting today, to review the preparedness of the health services in Mumbai in the wake of increasing number of Covid patients.
Mock drills to assess the COVID preparedness of government-run hospitals across Maharashtra were carried out on Monday. The mock drills, which will also continue on Tuesday, were being conducted after the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare asked states to review the preparedness of the health infrastructure amid a rise in COVID-19 cases across the country over the past few days.