Hyderabad: The central team, led by Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary Ministry of Health Government of India, visited Telangana Institute of Medical Science, Gachibowli, Gandhi Hospital, containment area of Dhobigalli in Domalaguda and took stock of the ground level situation.
Later, the Central Team members met Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and other senior officers and held a detailed discussion on the steps to be taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The health department made a detailed presentation on the steps taken on Covid 19 management in the state. The surveillance and containment measures, hospital preparedness, procurement of protection equipment, preventive measures were briefed to the central team.
The state has a capacity of 17081 beds. 4489 additional staff have been recruited to strengthen treatment. An amount of Rs 475.74 crores has been sanctioned towards strengthening medical infrastructure.
The central team shared their field visit experience of other states and expressed satisfaction particularly appreciated the hospital management in the state.
The central team suggested that State officials focus on containment measures, increasing testing capacity, tracing and clinical management in the state. An action plan for the next two months should be formulated keeping in view the likely increase in the cases.
Santhi Kumari, Special Chief Secretary to Health, Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary to Govt. (MA&UD), Central Team Members, Sanjay Jaju, Dr. Ravindran, Yogita Rana, Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare, Lokesh Kumar, Commissioner, GHMC, Swetha Mohanty, Collector, Hyderabad, Amoy Kumar, Collector Rangareddy, Venkateswarlu, Collector, Medchal attended the meeting. (INN)