Jangaon/Mahabubabad: Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Errabelli Daykar Rao directed the officials to take steps to recruit the doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff for three months in order to meet the requirement to treat the Covid-19 patients. He also asked them to increase the number of oxygen beds at the hospitals in the district.
The Minister held a review meeting with district Collector K Nikhila and other officials at the collectorate here on Sunday on the Covid situation and paddy procurement in the district. Addressing the officials, he said the State government was taking all steps to ensure the supply of the Remdesivir injections and oxygen by mounting pressure on the Centre.
Medicine kits to 5,150 Covid suspects
“Door-to-door fever survey is being conducted in the district in order to identify the Covid suspects. As many as 5,150 people were given medicine kits so far in the district. On the other hand, OP services are made available at the PHCs for the benefit of the Covid patients. A total of 1,889 people were given health kits by the PHC staff,” he said and added that as many as even ambulances were in service to shift the patients to hospitals.
Dayakar Rao made it clear that there was no shortage of the oxygen or Remdesivir injections in the district. He instructed the officials to recruit the medical staff regardless of official vacancy position. He also asked the officials to take the assistance of the Bala Vikasa, an NGO, in strengthening the hospitals. “People can contact the toll-free number 8247847692 to get medical advice on the Covid-19 and other information about the Covid services in the district,” Rao added.
Purchase of discoloured paddy
Meanwhile, Rao said that the State government would purchase the ‘discoloured paddy’ too. “We have so far purchased 73,886 MTs of paddy from 12,224 farmers at 195 paddy procurement centres this Yasangi and paid Rs 57.90 crore to them,” he added.
Later, the Minister has inaugurated 30 bedded isolation facility for the Covid-19 patients at the Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Thorrur mandal headquarters in Mahabubabad district and inspected the Out-Patient (OP) wing too at the hospital. He instructed the officials to recruit the medical staff on a temporary basis in view of the spike in the Covid cases. He also directed them to focus on the maintenance of good sanitary conditions at the hospitals. Collector VP Gautham, District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) Dr Harish Raj and others accompanied the Minister.
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