Rajanna-Sircilla: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister, KT Rama Rao on Monday said the State government was committed to protect the health of the public. The Minister conducted a review meeting with officials to discuss the situation at the district headquarters hospital in Sircilla in the wake of increase in number of Covid cases.
Rama Rao appealed to the people to cooperate with the officials in controlling the virus which was spreading rapidly in the second wave.
Stating that adequate beds and medicines were available in the hospital, the Minister assured of arranging an additional 40 beds. Every day, 1,800 tests are being conducted, he said, and instructed officials to increase the numbers. Asking people not to believe in rumours on the quality of vaccines, Rama Rao said steps were taken to give the first dose of vaccine to 1.24 lakh people above the age of 45 years by the end of this month.
The Minister warned of severe action against private hospitals if tries to sell medicines in the black market and create problems for people in the name of corona treatment. Agriculture College in Sardapur and the newly constructed nursing college were ready to be turned into isolation centres.
Talking about 100 bedded hospital being constructed in Vemulawada, the Minister instructed officials to make available the hospital by completing pending works by the end this month.
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