Uddhav Thackeray (symbolic picture)
CM of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray wrote- ‘I request you to ask the authorities to give compulsory license as per section 92 of Indian Patent Act, 1970, to manufacture and sell these export units in the domestic market. Will grant approval.
He said that the medical oxygen requirement in the state is expected to reach 2,000 metric tons per day by the end of April, with the current consumption being 1,200 metric tons per day. Citing some constraints in the transport of liquid medical oxygen from neighboring states, Thackeray sought permission under the National Disaster Management Act to bring oxygen by air from steel plants in the eastern and southern regions of the country.
Health Minister Rajesh Tope had said on Wednesday that the Maharashtra government had approached neighboring states for medical oxygen supply amid rising cases of Kovid-19, but expressed its inability to supply it due to its high demand there. In a letter to Modi, the Chief Minister welcomed the decision of the Central Government on the ban on export of Remedisvir and demanded that as per Section 92 of the Indian Patent Act 1970, the authorities were mandated to provide approval for production and sale to export units. License should be given.
Government considers Kovid-19 as natural disaster- UddhavHe has requested the Center to consider Kovid-19 as a natural disaster so that the government can use the State Natural Disaster Fund (SDRF) to provide financial assistance to the affected people. A government official said on Thursday that the State Disaster Management Act was constituted as part of the Central Disaster Management Act, so the state needs the approval of the central government regarding the use of SDRF to help the epidemic affected people. He said that the Chief Minister had written this letter to the Center on Wednesday for approval. At present, floods, incidents of lightning fall, heavy rains where there has been loss of life and property, fall under the category of natural calamity and financial compensation is provided to the affected people.
The official said, ‘The Chief Minister wants to use SDRF for similar purposes as the livelihood of thousands of people in the state has been affected due to Corona virus epidemic. We need a legal provision for this, that’s why the state government has written a letter to the center.
Thackeray also demanded that the central banks be asked to postpone the repayment of loan installments of small, medium and other commercial enterprises in the first quarter of the current financial year without charging any interest. The state health department said that 58,952 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in Maharashtra on Wednesday, taking the total number of infected to 35,78,160, while the death toll increased to 58,804 after 278 more patients lost their lives to the epidemic. is.