Hyderabad: IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao on Wednesday directed the Sircilla district administration to pay special attention to public health services in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. He directed them to focus more on cluster hospitals, besides setting up the proposed Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) at Yellareddypeta, Veernapally and Badalingampally at the earliest.
The Minister, who represents Sircilla constituency in the Assembly, reviewed the progress of various welfare and developmental activities in the constituency, at Pragathi Bhavan here. He enquired about the arrangements made to tackle the pandemic in Rajanna Sircilla district, including availability of isolation wards, intensive care units and other treatment facilities for Covid patients. The officials were instructed to ensure adequate stocks of PPE kits, masks, oxygen facility, medicines and other lifesaving support system. He advised them to conduct ample testing for Covid-19 patients.
With regard to the irrigation projects, Rama Rao asked the working agencies to expedite the ongoing works and ensure timely supply of water to agricultural fields. He pointed out that due to excess rains, all major tanks and other water bodies are brimming to their full capacity. He was confident that agricultural activities will increase in the district and suggested the officials to be well-prepared to meet the needs of farmers.
The Minister wanted Sircilla town to be developed into a model municipality in the State for other Urban Local Bodies to replicate. He reiterated that infrastructure development works in the peripheral villages which were merged into Sircilla municipality should be taken up on a priority basis to ensure planned and sustainable development.
Director of Municipal Administration Satyanarayana was instructed to visit Sircilla and ensure completion of all the ongoing programmes. He also enquired about the ongoing construction of the Sircilla district collectorate complex, Rythu Vedikas and also rural natural forests in about 154 villages.
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