Mancherial: Forest Minister Indrakaran Reddy instructed the district officials to strictly implement the lockdown that is meant for the welfare of the public. He along with government whip Balka Suman and Zilla Parishad Chairperson N Bhagyalaxmi convened a review meeting over steps being taken for tackling Covid-19 pandemic, here on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, Indrakaran requested the public not to panic over the rapid spread of coronavirus since the lockdown was imposed to check its spread. He directed the district authorities to take steps for implementing the norms relating to the 10-day long lockdown, which was aimed at controlling the disease.
The Minister stated that 1,300 tests were being held in the district every day and medical kits were being given to those who were tested positive for Covid. As per government norms, medical kits are provided to those people who having Covid symptoms without waiting for the test results. A total of 174 urban testing centres were created across the district, he said.
Indrakaran further said that a helpline number, 08736-25051, was created for the convenience of the public and private hospitals were permitted to treat Covid patients. Steps were taken to supply somewhere between 300 and 400 oxygen cylinders and 300 Remdesivir injections, required by the district per day. The authorities are also focusing on the alleged infections of Mucormycosis or black fungus in the erstwhile district.
The Minister informed that the government was taking measures for controlling the coronavirus and district administration was rendering outstanding services. He requested private hospitals not to cause inconvenience to patients and to offer quality services. A total of 900 suspects of the disease who were identified through the ongoing door-to-door survey were admitted to hospitals for providing better treatment.
Suman wanted enhancement of tests, isolation kits and keeping oximeters available at primary health centres. He appreciated the introduction of the facility of CT scan for Rs 2,500. He was all praise for authorities for effective Covid-19 management. He patted them for constructing an oxygen manufacturing plant. He told them to ensure ambulance service and to display progress of vaccination.
District Collector Bharati Hollikeri said the lockdown was strictly imposed from 10 am to 6 am. She stated that the second dose of the vaccination was being administered and the first dose was given as per guidelines of the government. DCP Uday Kumar Reddy said 400 cases were booked against those who were found to be violating the norms of the lockdown in the district.
The Minister, the government whip and the collector visited an isolation centre being run at SCCL’s area hospital in Ramakrishnapur and interacted with patients.
MLAs Nadipelli Diwakar Rao, Durgam Chinnaiah, Mancherial ACP Akhil Mahajan, in-charge DMHO and medical superintendent of district headquarters hospital Dr Aravind, Revenue Divisional Officer Venu, SCCL director Balaram were present.
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