Collector and District Magistrate, V. Vinay Chand visited VIMS, Visakhapatnam and reviewed the situation.
He has instructed the officials to make arrangements for improving the bed strength from 548 to 750.
He further instructed to make all the beds as Oxygen beds.
He was accompanied by Sri. Arun Babu, Joint Collector and Dr. P.V. Sudhakar, Principal, Andhra Medical College.
Later the Collector addressed all the Superintendents of Teaching Hospitals in a meeting held at the chambers of Principal, Andhra Medical College.
He instructed officials to make CSR Block ready for occupation with 300 beds.
The Collector has given directions to Superintendents of GHCCD, ENT, REH & RCD hospitals to get ready for the COVID-19 testing immediately.
These hospitals shall prepare 250 more beds for keeping the patients in isolation, while awaiting the test result.
All the above hospitals will be equipped with ambulances so that all the patients who got positive will be shifted to the COVID-19 Treatment centers.