Telangana Health Minister Etala Rajender today felicitated the doctors, nurses, and paramedical and sanitation staff of Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital, which had become a sort of epicentre for Covid-19 treatment in the past few months.
Since the pandemic gripped the state early last year, the hospital staff have treated 35,000 patients affected by the virus, successfully handled the deliveries of 900 Covid-positive women, and saved nearly 7,000 critical patients from succumbing to the disease.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajender commended the health workers of the Gandhi Hospital for having "worked non-stop over the entire year" and saving the lives of many patients affected by Covid-19.
He also commended the state government for having handled the pandemic well, and for having instilled confidence in the people of Telangana about the state's healthcare services.
"The state has proved its ability to provide high-quality healthcare. The Covid-19 deaths in our state have been low, and we have been able to contain the spread of the virus reasonably well. We have shown our detractors that our state's health services are of a high standard. I would like to once again congratulate the health staff for their successful handling of the pandemic situation," Rajender said.
Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav, who was also present for the function, expressed his appreciation for the hospital staff's work in controlling the pandemic as well.
Telangana's Covid-19 vaccination drive for high-risk persons
was launched yesterday.