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TelanganaCovid: KCR calls for fever survey

Covid: KCR calls for fever survey

Published: 9th Jul 2021 11:54 pm | Updated: 10th Jul 2021 12:38 am

Hyderabad: Considering the success of fever survey in controlling Covid-19 pandemic early this year, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday directed the Health Department officials to conduct the fever survey again in Covid-affected areas in the State. He observed that the pandemic was not fully under control yet in areas along the State borders and its impact had not completely subsided.

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The officials were instructed to identify the Covid-affected areas and conduct a scientific study as well as critical analysis of the possible causes for the prevalence of the virus. They were asked to chalk out an action plan to deal with the situation in a scientific manner and to contain the spread of the virus.

Consequent to the Chief Minister’s instructions, a team of medical and health officials led by Health Secretary SAM Rizvi will visit the Covid-affected areas along the State borders on July 11, 12 and 13. The team will tour Nagarjuna Sagar, Miryalaguda, Nakrekal, Suryapet, Khammam, Dornakal, Huzurabad, Mancherial, Peddapalli, Bellampalli, Godavarikhani, Sircilla and Warangal to conduct a field study, and submit a comprehensive report to the State Cabinet.

Addressing a high-level meeting on Covid-19 prevalence and containment measures at Pragathi Bhavan here, Chandrashekhar Rao instructed the officials to study and analyse the causes for the spread of Coronavirus in the districts. A meeting will be held with District Collectors, district panchayat officers, municipal commissioners and district medical and health officers along with other officials in this regard to keep the district administration on alert.

The Chief Minister expressed concern over non-identification of the exact factors behind the Covid-19 outbreak in India and abroad. He said Covid had become a major challenge for governments due to lack of complete understanding over the issue which would enable them to take specific measures in advance to contain the spread of the virus. “It is not clear as to which variant or wave will affect people as well as when, why and how far it will continue. We can easily find a solution only when we can understand the root cause of the problem. Under these circumstances, Covid control has become a complex issue,” he said.

He emphasised the need for the Medical and Health Department to face the situation and explore new paths to contain the pandemic. They must get updated about the new variants and initiate measures to contain the spread of the virus to protect the people, he added. He wanted the officials to constantly review the performance of medical officers and staff, availability of medicines, oxygen beds and other equipment to improve the situation. The medical department should be fully prepared for any untoward situation in case another wave of Coronavirus hits the State, he asserted.

Chandrashekhar Rao suggested that the officials conduct a study of the Covid-19 conditions prevailing in Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal and other States as well as examine the preventive measures taken by them. They were instructed to adopt best practices and come up with an action plan for preventing the spread of the virus in the State. He urged people cooperate with the State government by strictly taking all Covid-19 norms including wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing.

Government Chief Adviser Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, CM Principal Secretary S Narsing Rao, CM Secretary and Covid Special Officer Rajasekhar Reddy, Principal Secretary for Finance K Ramakrishna Rao, Health Secretary SAM Rizvi, CM OSD Gangadhar, Telangana State Medical Services Infrastructure Development Corporation (TSMSIDC) managing director Katta Chandrashekhar Reddy, Director of Medical education K Ramesh Reddy, Director of Public Health G Srinivasa Rao, Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences vice-chancellor B Karunakar Reddy and other officials also participated in the meeting.

Develop Warangal as a Health City

Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao instructed the Medical and Health officials to develop Warangal as a Health City. He enquired about the progress of multi-super specialty hospital proposed in Warangal city. He wanted the new hospital to be constructed with international standards to serve the medical and health needs of east Telangana region. He wanted the new hospital to be constructed as an integrated building complex with all the departments under one roof.


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