Give Free Lifesaving drugs Remdesivir & Tocilizumab to Covid-19 critical patients : CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy


As the number of cases galloping every day, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the officials to ensure that the critical patients get the best medical care, even if means giving them expensive medication that include “Remdesivir” and “Tocilizumab”.

These medicines cost around Rs 35,000 per dose. The Chief Minister directed the officials to look into the provisions of the infrastructure and medical staff in the newly identified hospitals. The total count of the hospital beds in all the districts has now increased to 39,051.

Addressing a review meeting to take stock of the Covid19 situation in the State, he stated that an additional Rs 1000 crore will be spent on medications, infrastructure, medical professionals and other staff. Apart from this, the state government is spending about Rs 6.5 crore a day on Covid-19 tests and quarantine facilities, said the Chief Minister.

“The state government is working towards providing critical care facilities at five more hospitals at the state level, of which three hospitals have already been made available,” said Jagan. He said that an additional 2,380 beds would be made available for critical care treatment.

The officials also briefed the Chief Minister on the recruitment of specialists, doctors and paramedical personnel who will be hired over the next six months. This decision was made in the last meeting by the Chief Minister, keeping in view the possibility of any complications in the flow of services for Covid treatment.

The Chief Minister also directed the officials to focus on facilities in quarantine centres. Officials informed the Chief Minister that they were monitoring the situation on a daily basis. In addition to this, the Government is going to spend Rs 5 crore on meals and sanitation in all the quarantine centres, they said. The Chief Minister made it clear to the officials that there should be no compromise in terms of providing the best healthcare to the people of Andhra Pradesh.

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