Warangal Urban: Stating that the State government was leaving no stone unturned to provide quality treatment to Covid-19 patients, Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao said on Sunday that a special committee had been set up to monitor the medical services offered to Covid patients in private hospitals in the district.
He also instructed the authorities of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital (MGMH) to take steps to fix oxygen flow metres to 150 beds additionally for treatment of Covid patients.
Dayakar Rao held a review meeting on the Covid situation and paddy procurement in both Warangal Urban and Rural districts here on Sunday.
Addressing the officials, Rao appreciated the private diagnostic centres for coming forward to reduce CT-scan fee to Rs 2,000 for Covid patients in Warangal.
“We are providing 1,650 Remdesivir vials to private hospitals in Warangal Urban district. We have also asked the private hospital managements to increase oxygen beds as much as possible. I also promise that both the private and government hospitals in Warangal Rural district will be provided with adequate Remdesivir injections,” he added. The Minister also hinted that the government was likely to regularise the jobs of the outsourced staff working in the Covid ward at the MGM Hospital.
The Minister appreciated the representatives of the American Telugu Association (ATA) for handing over 50 oxygen concentrators to the MGMH. Government Chief Whip and Warangal West MLA Dasyam Vinay Bhaskar said that the COVID tests (Rapid antigen tests) must be conducted at the schools as the COVID suspects cases are coming for tests at the PHCs where the vaccine is being administered.
Meanwhile, Kakatiya University (KU), Warangal, MSc (Chemistry) -1980 batch mates donated two BiPAP machines and three patient monitors with accessories worth Rs five lakhs to MGMH in the presence of Dayakar Rao.
The Minister also directed the officials of both the urban and rural districts to ensure smooth purchase and transport of the paddy during this ongoing Yasangi season. “Since unseasonal rains are lashing several parts of the district, you need to shift the paddy to rice mills from the procurement centres immediately after the purchase,” he added. MLAs and MPs from both the districts, officials attended the meeting.
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