Discussions had started about the introduction of masksakti in Maharashtra once again. In this regard, a notification letter is also going viral and it is said that masksakti has been reimposed in the state. The State Minister of Health, Rajesh Tope, has given an explanation in this regard. Speaking to the media, Rajesh Tope has given a detailed description of the state government’s appeal regarding the mask.
Masks are not ‘mandatory’ in the state
Although discussions about masksakti are taking place, Rajesh Tope has clarified that there are no masksakti in the state. “Mumbai, Pune, Palghar and some parts of Raigad, Thane are seeing a slight increase in the number. According to him, people from the country’s central health department sent a letter saying that for these departments measures have to be taken to stop the increase. in the number of patients. In that case, the Parva Task Force meeting clearly decided to call for the wearing of masks in crowded places. It is not mandatory,” said Rajesh Tope.
Call for the use of masks in confined spaces
“In view of the 10 to 15 days that the patient has been growing, the mask must be used in a confined space. It doesn’t matter if it’s loose out in the open. Also, no vaccinations or booster doses are recommended. More importantly, there are suggestions to increase the number of tests. The health department has issued a three-page note and has given it to all the collectors in the district,” explained Rajesh Tope.
Decision on addiction to the mask after 15 to 20 days
Meanwhile, Rajesh Tope has also clarified that a decision on the masks will be made only after reviewing the situation over the next 15-20 days. “Let’s take stock of the situation in 15 or 20 days. After that, to force the mask or not? The decision on that will be informed,” Rajesh Tope said.
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“There is no reason to panic about the number of patients”
“Although the number of patients is increasing in these areas, the number of hospital admissions has increased marginally. So patients are turning positive and getting better like the flu. So there is no need to panic. “My observation is that people who test positive are recovering because of their immunity,” she said.