No Need To Panic About Coronavirus In State: KCR
The CM said that the government was taking all possible measures to contain the virus, but that the people too should follow hygiene and take precautions.
Hyderabad | 9th June 2020
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Monday said that every individual should be cautious but not worry unnecessarily about the coronavirus.
He said that even if the coronavirus cases grew to a large number, the government was ready to offer treatment.
The Chief Minister held a high-level review meeting on the spread of the coronavirus, the measures being taken to contain it, and other related issues at his camp office, Pragathi Bhavan, in Hyderabad, and was speaking after that.
He said that many people who contracted the coronavirus were asymptomatic, and only a small number who had other diseases were falling seriously sick.
Patients who were in a serious condition were being treated in the hospitals, while the others were being treated at home, the CM said.
He added that the government was taking all possible measures to contain the virus, but that at the same time the people too should follow personal hygiene and take the necessary precautions.
Medical and health officials and experts brought to the notice of the Chief Minister that there was no similarity between the actual situation and the reports spreading in the media about the spread of the virus in the state. They claimed that some vested interests were spreading false reports on the situation, and that that was leading to people getting scared and anxious.
They also said that the government hospitals in the state had the capacity, facilities and equipment to treat coronavirus patients whatever their number may be. They said that in Gandhi Hospital with a capacity to treat more than 2,000 patients, only 247 Covid patients are there. When the facts were like this, some vested interests were spreading rumours that Gandhi Hospital was overflowing with Covid patients, they said.
They added that since some people had filed PILs in the court, they were forced to do rounds of the courts, and that was thwarting them from offering medical services to the needy.
They also said that it was not possible to conduct Covid tests on all those who had died, and that the High Court's direction in this regard could not be implemented. They urged the state government to appeal in the Supreme Court.
Health Minister Etala Rajender, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Special Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Shanti Kumari, Commissioner of the Health Department Yogita Rana, DME Ramesh Reddy, DMH Srinivas, Covid Experts Committee member Gangadhar and others participated in the meeting.
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