Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray about the coronavirus disease situation (Covid-19) in the state.
According to a statement by the chief minister's office (CMO), Modi lauded Maharashtra's efforts in combating the second wave of the pandemic.
Thackeray, meanwhile, informed the Prime Minister about the steps taken by the Maharashtra government in view of the potential third wave of the pandemic. "He (Thackeray) also requested for more supply of oxygen to Maharashtra," the CMO statement said.
"The Prime Minister and the Centre have been guiding us in this battle since the beginning and it has been proven beneficial. We are thankful to the Centre for accepting some of our suggestions and demands," the statement added.
Earlier on Saturday, the Maharashtra CM wrote a letter to the Centre seeking permission to develop a separate application for the vaccination against the virus in the state after he received several complaints of frequent glitches in the CoWin platform.