Telangana Defeated Second Wave: Public Health Head
Telangana Director of Public Health Dr G Srinivas Rao today said that the state had successfully tided over the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hyderabad | 12th July 2021
Telangana Director of Public Health Dr G Srinivas Rao today said that the state had successfully tided over the Covid-19 crisis that had hit the state during the second wave of the pandemic.
Talking to the media at Karimnagar, the senior official asserted that Telangana had addressed the health crisis that had hit it during the second wave, and that the state was currently carrying out a massive immunisation drive as part of its efforts to protect the public from the pandemic.
"We have already administered 1.25 doses of the Covid-19 vaccines to the people of the state. Soon, the entire populace will get vaccinated. The drive for the same is being carried out in a phased manner," he added.
Talking about the current situation, Rao stated, "There is no need to panic about the pandemic. We are taking every measure to reduce spikes in the number of cases and deaths. Under Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, even at the height of the second wave, we had taken all the measures to address these things and had been successful in doing so. As for the possible third wave, our health sector has been equipped with additional facilities to handle the same - we have adequate stocks of medical oxygen, injections and all medical equipment. For now, there is little chance of such a wave hitting us."
He then appealed to the public to continue to follow all the safety protocols, like wearing masks, sanitising hands, and maintaining social distance.
The people have also been asked to remain cautious through the rainy season as water-borne diseases like malaria may spread during this period. In this regard, Rao advised people to keep their environments clean and to maintain personal hygiene.
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