Siddipet: Siddipet Collector P Venkatrami Reddy has called upon the managements of private hospitals to help the government tackle Covid-19 crisis in the district by setting up exclusive Covid treatment centre.
Speaking at a review meeting with hospital managements and doctors at Collectorate here on Tuesday, he promised all support to the private hospitals if they come forward to treat Covid-19 patients in the district.
He said the government would allot residential schools to set up temporary Covid-19 centres to treat patients. “People who can afford prefer private hospitals, but it would help if private hospitals pitch in to treat the underprivileged too,” he said.
He further said that Siddipet town had 26,000 houses and 39,000 households spread in 34 wards. Stating that they will keep a close eye on the health status of each citizen, Reddy said that they would constitute Covid-19 awareness teams.
The team will have ANM, anganwadi teacher, MEPMA resource person and sanitation worker who will have knowledge on citizens’ health status. He said that a doctor will be assigned to hold regular meetings with six such teams. He also instructed the officials of gram panchayats to purchase 5 pulse oxymeters with gram panchayat fund.
The Collector also instructed the civic officials to buy pulse oxymeters in municipalities to meet local needs. He said the district recorded 600 Covid-19 active cases.
Commissioner of Police D Joel Davis said that they would impose fine on those venturing out without wearing masks.
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