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NMC spends Rs 60 crore on COVID infra

So far, Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has spent Rs 60 crore to invest in the construction of coronavirus-related facilities and the provision of Covid-19-related medical services.In the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the civic body spent Rs 25 crore to January 2021, and Rs 20 crore to the second wave.So far, the National Medical Council has invested around Rs 15 crore on the third wave of the epidemic.In addition, it would spend Rs 10-15 crore on various stages for the upcoming wave.

During the second wave, the infrastructure that was created in the first wave was utilized.Officials from the National Medical Center (NMC) reported they had converted two civic hospitals, Bytco and Zakir Hussain, into Covid-19 hospitals with a total capacity of about 1,000 beds.On April 5, 2020, Nashik city reported the first Covid-19 case, and the first Covid-19 death was recorded on May 5, 2020.There were 80,717 Covid patients in the city, of which 1,039 succumbed to the disease in the first wave.

During the second wave of the pandemic, the city saw 1.50 lakh Covid-19 patients, of whom 2,956 died.During the second wave, there had been a shortage of oxygen, as the demand for oxygen beds had increased manifold.Since the third wave would have a higher demand for oxygen, the NMC expects to create around 1,200 additional oxygen beds.The National Medical Center (MMC) is upgrading two Covid Care Centres (CCCs) to a Dedicated Covid Health Center (DCHC) with total oxygen beds. Thetimesbureau

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