Pune civic body to provide free PPE kits as an impetus to do
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The Pune Municipal Corporation has decided to provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits to private medical practices in the city, in a move to encourage doctors to open their clinics.

Officials said doctors who want to reopen private practices can collect the PPE kits from ward offices at no cost.

Lockdowns and concerns over the spread of coronavirus forced many doctors to keep clinics shut despite appeals by the PMC to open them. The distribution of PPE is set to bring some relief.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has welcomed the move. It said the kits should be made available as soon as possible.

“The PMC will help doctors who want to reopen their clinics. The safety of these doctors is a priority,” said municipal commissioner, Shekhar Gaikwad. According to the IMA, there are around 11,000 private clinics and hospitals within the Pune municipal limits. More than 70% of them are operating.

“A lack of clarity on lockdowns and fear of infection led to the closure of clinics. But doctors have responded positively to directives on restarting hospitals and clinics came from the government. Initiatives like handing out medical kits will boost morale among the medical community,” said Sanjay Patil, the president of IMA Pune.

Source: https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/medical-devices/pune-civic-body-to-provide-free-ppe-kits-as-an-impetus-to-docs-to-reopen-private-clinics/76081702
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This is excellent news. It is hence expected from other Municipalities and Mahanagarpalika to do their duties in this direction as well .
May 30, 2020Like1