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KCR Asks Officials To Focus More On GHMC

The Telangana CM today instructed the officials concerned to pay more attention to Hyderabad as patients with the coronavirus were more in number here.
Hyderabad | 13th April 2020
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today instructed the officials concerned to pay more attention to Hyderabad, especially the GHMC jurisdiction area, as patients with the coronavirus were more in number here.

The CM held a high-level review meeting on the measures being taken to contain the spread of the virus and implement the lockdown, and other issues, at Pragathi Bhavan. Medical and Health Minister Etala Rajender, Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP Mahender Reddy, Principal Secretary S Narsing Rao and others participated.

In the meeting, the CM said that he wanted Hyderabad to be divided into zones, each zone to be treated as one unit and each unit to have a special officer.

He also wanted the containment centres with positive cases to be managed even more diligently.

"Most cases are getting registered in the Greater Hyderabad area. And in Hyderabad there are greater chances of persons with positive cases quickly spreading it to others. Hence there should be a special strategy for Hyderabad. Treat the 17 circles in the city as 17 units. In every unit appoint a special medical officer, a municipal officer, a police officer and a revenue officer. The entire municipal administration department should involve itself in the prevention of a coronavirus spread. As on date there is only one DM&HO for Hyderabad. Appoint senior medical officers to the 17 circles," the CM said.

"Based on the positive cases, we have created 246 containment centres in the state. There are 126 containment centres in Hyderabad alone. Manage these centres more effectively. Do not allow people from the containment centres to go out and don't allow others to enter these centres. Appoint a special nodal officer and a police officer at the centres. Maintain a strict vigil under their supervision. The government machinery should supply the essential commodities to the people in these centres," the CM said.

The CM wanted the Medical and Health Minister, the Municipal Administration Minister and other senior officials to review the GHMC circle-wise every morning from Pragathi Bhavan, and necessary action based on the review.

The officials informed the CM that the infrastructure was now ready to carry out 1,000 to 1,100 tests per day, and that treatment could be given to "any number" of patients as of now.

The CM once again requested the people not to come out of their homes and be more cautious as there was a spike in the coronavirus positive cases.
filed in:  Diseases, Coronavirus, KCR, Hyderabad, Health, Health Care, Epidemics
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