Chief Secretary inspects door-to-door fever survey

Hyderabad: Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar visited Hilltop colony in Khairatabad today and took stock of the door to door fever survey being conducted by various government departments including the GHMC and the Health & Family Welfare.  The health officials explained to the Chief Secretary about the survey taken up in the colony.

The Chief Secretary said that as per the directions of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, a multi disciplinary team comprising Asha/ANM/municipal/panchayat staff is visiting every colony and conducting the survey with a primary objective of identifying individuals with Covid 19 symptoms.  All the symptomatic persons are being supplied medicine kits and also being isolated immediately so as to break the transmission chains.  Another innovation as part of the fever survey is to vaccinate all those left over persons, including those who are immobile.  These people are vaccinated at their door steps.

Somesh Kumar stated that the government had earlier done fever surveys twice and the success of door to door surveys in the earlier phases has encouraged them to launch a similar drive this time as well.  He informed that daily more than one lakh tests are being conducted and one crore medical kits are readily available with the government.  Referring to availability of beds, he said that more than 56 thousand beds both in public and private hospitals are equipped with oxygen facilities. He appealed to the public to participate in the door to door survey and cooperate with the government.

GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar, Hyderabad Collector Sharman, Additional Commissioner Ravi Kiran, DMHO Venkat and other officials were present. (INN)

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