As Covid-19 cases continue to rise and fall in Telangana, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today held a review meeting with the top health officials in the state on the management of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and other officials at a meeting at the Pragati Bhavan, KCR reiterated the need to take strong steps to "break the chain" of the spread of Covid-19. He instructed them to use vaccines and injections to prevent and treat patients efficiently, and also asked them to stock up on adequate supplies of injections, medical oxygen, beds and other treatment facilities.
The CM also spoke about the ongoing immunisation drive
and said, "Telangana has been able to offer the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 6,31,985 people so far. This includes 5,65,563 persons from the high risk demographic of those aged 45 and above. We must work to ensure that all the people in the state are vaccinated. Further, while there is no need of a state-wide lockdown currently, we do need to continue to enforce the night curfew, which has been extended till May 15
, strictly. However, please ensure that those going back home are not inconvenienced or harassed."
He then told the officials to continue with the house-level survey of Covid-19 cases, and with the distribution of medical kits
to those showing symptoms.
Expressing his happiness at the recent dip
in case figures, KCR said that with the continued provision of good healthcare facilities and the implementation of safety norms, the spread of the disease could be stopped even further.