Corona Patients Under Home Isolation Can Be Asked To Pay Rs 25,000 Bond In This City

In the light of skyrocketing Covid cases in the city, soon the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) may ask the Covid-19 patients who have opted for home quarantine to sign a bond stating that they will follow all isolation norms or pay Rs 25,000 as a fine.

A Fine Of 25000 Rupees

Rubal Agarwal, additional municipal commissioner said that these Covid-19 patients will be monitored and if any of them leaves home and decides to the isolation rules, a fine of Rs 25,000 will be charged from the individual.

A step of having home quarantined Covid patients sign a bond was contemplated by the officials as some of the patients are blatantly violating the rules. There are more than 5,000 patients that are currently in home isolation in the city and an order of the kind can soon be issued in next coming days.

However, the legal experts and activists are not quite happy with a move and have expressed their dismay by slamming the decision of Pune civic body.

Letter To Javadekar For More Ventilator Beds : Pune Mayor

Urging the Maharashtra Health Minister and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar to transfer the ventilator beds from the states where the Covid-19 situation is under control, Pune Mayor has written a letter for the same.

Yesterday, 10,907 new infections, 62 deaths and 7,832 recoveries were registered in the Pune district

Mayor Mohol said that if the rise in cases continues, then there are chances that the state shall run out of ventilator beds and hence a letter has been written by him to Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar requesting the transfer of ventilators beds from the states where Covid-19 is under control.

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