Home / News / India /  Maharashtra to set up task force for kids who have lost their parents to Covid-19

As coronavirus has ravaged our country, it has been particularly heart-wrenching to read stories about kids who have become orphans, losing both parents to the deadly virus.

To protect children orphaned by coronavirus, the Maharashtra government will form a task force in every district, an official said today.

The task force will be headed by collectors and will comprise commissioners of civic bodies, police chiefs, rural health officials, etc of the district, according to a PTI report.

Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister Yashomati Thakur said children getting orphaned due to Covid- 19 was becoming a social problem, adding that the state government would ensure they are nurtured, get protection as well as education.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,80,88,042 people have so far received the Covid-19 vaccine doses in Maharashtra, the state government said today.

On Sunday, 1,10,448 beneficiaries received the jabs in the state, it said.

According to an official statement, 4,36,302 individuals aged between 18 and 44 years received the vaccine doses in the state till Sunday since the inoculation drive for this age group began on May 1.

So far, 11,27,341 health care workers have been administered the first dose of the vaccine, while 6,68,901 of them have got their second dose.

Similarly, 15,04,578 frontline workers in the state have till now received their first vaccine dose and of them, 6,19,622 got their second dose.

As per the statement, a total of 1,21,00,410 citizens in the state have till now received their first vaccine dose and 20,67,190 have got their second dose.

Maharashtra on Sunday reported 48,401 new cases of coronavirus and 572 fatalities, taking the infection tally to 51,01,737 and the death toll to 75,849, according to the state health department.

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