Hyderabad: Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Friday visited Gandhi Hospital and inspected the new Covid ward with 160 additional beds coming-up in the hospital’s library building. The Chief Secretary also visited the triage facility. He later interacted with doctors and staff of the hospital and congratulated them for treating Covid patients since last one year. Somesh Kumar inspected the new oxygen generation plant that will cater to at least 400 patients on a daily basis.
Later, the Chief Secretary, in a meeting with Transport and RTC departments, directed officials to form special teams comprising experts on logistics so that medical oxygen tankers can be transported to Telangana from Angul, Odisha and Bellary in Karnataka, within the shortest possible time.
Somesh Kumar asked the officials to discuss with railway officials to provide green channel facility for fast movement of oxygen express and minimise travel time. The Chief Secretary also directed officials to modify tankers so that they can be easily airlifted by cargo aircraft. The CS asked authorities to pool up additional tankers, which will add to the present 30 fleet of tankers which are transporting oxygen.