Nirmal: Forest Minister Indrakaran Reddy on Monday instructed officials concerned to provide best quality services to Covid-19 patients. He visited the district headquarters hospital and examined the medical services being provided to those infected by the virus here on Monday.
Indrakaran assured patients that better healthcare services would be created at the facility. He inspected various wings. Later at a review meeting held in Collectorate, he asked the authorities of the medical and health department to ensure that patients get improved quality services. He requested the citizens aged above 45 years to undergo vaccination against the virus.
The minister was told by the officials that the drugs and oxygen were in place. He was accompanied by Nirmal municipal chairperson G Eshwar and Collector Musharraf Ali Faruqui. Additional Collector Hemanth Borkhade, DMHO Dr Dhanraj, Area Hospital medical superintendent Dr Devender Reddy and municipal commissioner Balakrishna were present.
Participating in another meeting, Indrakaran Reddy said that steps were being taken for developing Nirmal town in many spheres. He inspected beautification works being taken up from Shivaji Chowk to Ambedkar junction. He said that the stretch was undergoing a makeover at an estimated cost of Rs 5.50 crore.
Later, the minister convened a review meeting over procurement of paddy. He said that 100 centres out of the total 196 were operational. He stated that 9,279 metric tons of paddy was purchased already and 10 lakh gunny bags were kept available. He instructed officials concerned to make alternate arrangements to avoid inconvenience if the procurement was disrupted by unseasonal rains.
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