The Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday directed the officials to conduct Covid-19 tests at all government hospitals, PHCs, UHPs, and area hospitals so that people could get prompt services. Presiding over the Spandana video conference program with collectors and SPs from his camp office, the CM directed district collectors to initiate measures for providing results RTPCR and Truenat within 24 hours of taking samples and within 30 minutes in case of rapid examinations. He wanted steps to ensure that primary and secondary contacts of positive cases are kept under home quarantine for containing the spread of Coronavirus. Medical Kits with all the required medicines must be provided to those under home isolation. He asked joint collectors to monitor the supply of such Kits.
The Chief Minister reiterated that focus should be on conducting more tests. Awareness must be created within the public over getting themselves tested for Covid-19 at facilities provided by the government. Pointing out that everyone will have to learn living with Coronavirus, he instructed officials to remain vigilant and take timely action. They must make the best use of the 104 call center to create awareness among people.
The Chief Minister asked officials to expedite the process of recruiting medical professionals exclusively for Covid-19 duty. Officials informed the CM that 16 new teaching hospitals will be established in the state. Their tender process will commence next month. 11 teaching hospitals are already functioning across the state and with the new ones the state will have a total of 27 teaching hospitals. The process of identifying land for Urban Health Clinics is also being expedited. Deputy Chief Minister All Nani, ministers Botsa Sathyanarayana and Adimulapu Suresh, and senior officials were among those at the Spandana program.
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