Anticipating that the third wave of the deadly Covid 19 will soon reach maximum city, Maharashtra Minister of Tourism and Environment Aaditya Thackeray suggested on Monday the creation of a Covid pediatric care service and nurseries. Thackeray proposed this in a meeting with a senior BMC official on Monday.

As the state government and civic body in Mumbai brace for the worst, Thackeray met with Additional Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal on Monday and discussed steps taken to prepare for the third wave.

Speaking to Twitter, Thackeray wrote: “As we prepare for third wave capacity building in Maharashtra, I met with AMC Sanjeev Jaiswal ji to discuss the steps we have taken in Mumbai. I suggested that he create a pediatric care unit for covid. anticipating the next wave and the demographics it might target. “

The civic body is already in the process of acquiring as many beds as possible and working on the seamless supply and management of oxygen in the city’s hospitals. On Monday, the civic body also increased 1,500 additional beds at NESCO in Goregaon. Of these 1,500 new covid19 patient beds, 1,000 are oxygen beds.

“As of last year, our jumbo Covid care centers also have Covid positive dialysis units, as well as positive Covid maternity care. As the virus mutates and targets different age groups, our response must also actively mutate, ”Thackeray said.

He added: “Mumbai had a massive peak last month and maintained it due to the constant increase in the capacity of beds and facilities. jumbos to come. “

“Considering the online age group that is still vulnerable and has not yet been introduced into the vaccination process, for now, we need to prepare to respond to that age group. we are preparing for the worst, it is a very good idea to create children. We will be creating them soon, ”said a senior BMC official.