Hyderabad: With new variants of Covid-19 being reported, the State Cabinet asked the officials to expedite the vaccination with special focus on Adilabad, Kumuram Bheem Asifabad, Nirmal, Mahabubnagar, Narayanpet and Gadwal districts. All the Ministers will conduct district-wise review meetings to ensure full preparedness of the Health staff and initiate necessary measures to strengthen the government hospitals in this regard.
A Cabinet sub-committee headed by Health Minister T Harish Rao has been constituted to expedite the vaccination process and also take measures to fight new Covid variants effectively.
Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao, Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy, will be members of the sub-committee.
The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao began at Pragati Bhavan here on Monday. Reviewing the public health and preparedness of the Health department, the Cabinet enquired about the preparedness of the authorities to prevent spread of new Covid variants, progress of Covid vaccination across the State, availability of medicines, capacity of oxygen beds and other requirements.
The officials of Medical and Health submitted a report in this regard. They also explained about Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19 which is being reported in different countries across the world.
The Cabinet has suggested the officials enhance Covid-19 diagnosis tests and take necessary steps accordingly. The Cabinet discussed the progress made in the fight against Coronavirus over the last two years where the officials explained that the Health department was fully prepared, with all kinds of medicines, vaccines, equipment, and human resources. It was decided to conduct district-wise review of all the government hospitals in the State in order to provide necessary infrastructure and ensure that they deal with any untoward situation.