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Health Minister reviews Covid-19 situation with District Collectors
Health Minister reviews Covid-19 situation with District Collectors

Health Minister reviews Covid-19 situation with District Collectors

Hyderabad: Following the directions of the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Eatala Rajender, along with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, today held a video conference with the District Collectors, District Medical and Health Officers and Hospital Superintendents and reviewed the Covid-19 management in the districts.

Speaking on the occasion, the Health Minister asked the district collectors to seek suggestions and advice of the district ministers in extending treatment for the corona virus in the district.

He directed the collectors to regularly monitor the home isolation patients by providing proper counseling with the doctors. Collectors have to ensure that all the patients are provided with proper medicare and instill confidence in the patients.

The Chief Secretary underlined the need for conducting testing of all persons who came for testing after being enrolled in the app.

The positive patients have to be provided counseling along with medical kit at the centre. He asked the collectors to furnish the proposals for new testing centers,, details of vacancies of medical staff for covid treatment, proposals of private hospitals for permitting them as designated covid hospital.

He directed the collectors to send proposals for extending oxygen supply for all the beds in the district hospitals, area hospitals and those attached to medical colleges in the state. He wanted the collectors to submit all the pending bills related to covid in prescribed format to the government.

He instructed the officials to prepare a circular on medicines provided in the home isolation kit and issue guidelines for treatment protocol on Covid.

Rizvi, Secretary, Health and Family Welfare and Karuna, Commissioner, Health and Family Welfare, Neetu Prasad, Member Secretary, PCB, Raghunandhan Rao, Commissioner, PR & RD, Ronald Rose, Special Secretary, Finance and other officials attended the meeting. (INN)

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