Suryapet: Energy Minister G Jagadish Reddy on Thursday warned of stern action against private hospitals that overcharge Covid-19 patients and those involved in illegal sale of medicines, including Remdesivir.
He said a proposal would be submitted to the State government for setting up medical oxygen generation plant in the premises of Government General Hospital here.
Speaking at a review meeting with officials of Health Medical Department in the Government General Hospital, he warned that cases would be filed against managements of private hospitals if they over-charge Covid patients. In addition to this, stringent action would be taken against those involved in black- marketing of remdesivir and other medicines. “Hospitals should work with service motto during tough times,” he said, adding that special arrangements had been made for treatment of Covid patients in Government General Hospital. In all, 140 oxygen beds, 40 ICU beds and 200 general beds in the government general hospital. Double bedroom houses at Kesaram turned as 100 bed isolation centre for corona patients. The COVID patients, who have congested houses, can stay in the isolation centre, he added.
Stating that people need not panic, he said that Covid-19 was under control in erstwhile Nalgonda district. He said that medicines and oxygen were available sufficient in the government hospital. He pointed out that some COVID patients, who were not accepted by the corporate hospitals at Hyderabad due to serious condition, were recovered by getting treatment in the government general hospital of Suryapet. Patients from Jangon and Khammam were also coming to admit in the hospital keeping in mind the best medical services, he added.
He sought the cooperation of the people in making success 10-day lockdown, which was imposed to control the spread of the virus. The people should stay in homes and also come onto the roads only for genuine requirements and urgent works during the relaxed time of the lockdown.
District Collector T Vinay Krishna Reddy, District Medical and Health Officer Kotachalam, Superintendent of Hospital Muralidhar Reddy and Revenue Divisional Officer Rajender were also attended the review meeting.
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