As Covid-19 cases continue to rise
in Telangana, the state government today instructed the concerned officials to convene a high-level review meeting tomorrow, April 1, to take steps to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.
Health Minister Etala Rajender asked the officials to make arrangements for the meeting which will be used to take stock of the situation, and to devise plans to check the spread of Covid-19 in the state.
Meanwhile, the minister issued a number of instructions to the officials on the phone today as well. He asked them to provide adequate Covid-19 testing and treatment facilities in all the hospitals after they informed him that though the number of cases had been rising, the death rate had been seeing a decline. He also instructed the officials to ensure that enough beds and medicines were available in all the healthcare facilities.
"The spread of Covid-10 is far worse in many other states. If we continue to be cautious, Telangana can stall the current rise in the number of cases. All the required safety protocols must be followed strictly by the people. On the part of the administration, we are doing our best to control the spread. We have taken several steps as per the directions of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. With the support of the public, we can control the Covid-19 fatalities in our state," he said.
"So that we can vaccinate all the people in Telangana, we have already asked the Centre to provide more doses of the vaccine to us at the earliest. We hope to be able to conduct a state-wide immunisation drive soon for those who have not been vaccinated yet. In the meantime, officials must educate the public on the importance of wearing masks and keeping their surroundings clean," the minister added.
He then appealed to the people to wear masks, sanitise their hands regularly, and practice social distancing to stay safe.