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Get Covid Treatment In Government Hospitals For Free: KCR

The Telangana CM called upon the people to take Covid treatment for free in government hospitals instead of spending huge amounts in private hospitals.
Hyderabad | 17th July 2020
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today called upon the people to take Covid treatment for free in government hospitals instead of spending huge amounts in private hospitals as the required capabilities and facilities for treatment for the virus were very much available in the government hospitals.

The government doctors and staff were well equipped to treat any number of patients, he claimed.

He also thanked the doctors and healthcare staff for extending excellent services to contain the virus' spread and treating the affected patients, and announced an increase in salaries for nurses, and some other sops, too.

He also asked the people not to panic over the pandemic, but also to avoid being negligent.

"Coronavirus is there across the world and our country, and was not born in our state. We have to learn to live with the virus and get back to business as usual, as Unlock 2 is going on across the country. The state government has allotted Rs 100 crore in addition to what was there in the general budget to tackle the coronavirus cases," he said.

"Out of 41,018 cases, 67%, or 27,295 patients, have recovered, 9,636 are bring treated, and the rest are in home quarantine. There is no shortage of anything now. 3,000 beds are ready with oxygen supply facilities in Hyderabad alone in Gandhi and TIMS hospitals. In all, 10,000 beds are available in the state, 5,000 with oxygen facility. 1,500 ventilators too are available," he added.

KCR asked the officials to appoint 1,200 post-graduate medical students and 200 doctors for the PHCs, increase salaries to new nurses to pay them on par with old nurses, give a 10% Covid incentive to the medical staff, and stock up adequately on injections and tablets for the virus, and give them out for free.
filed in:  Telangana, Coronavirus, KCR, Hospitals, Health, Health Care
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