Hyderabad: Home Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali personally participated and monitored the disinfectant sprinkling work undertaken by the Telangana State Disaster Response and Fire services Department at various places in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Fire Services Director General Sanjay Kumar Jain, Regional Fire Officer V. Papaiah and other fire department officers have participated in this programme.
In order to control the spread of Covid -19, Fire department staff has been spraying disinfectant (Sodium Hypo Chlorite-NaOcl ) all over the state besides attending regular fire calls. Mahmood Ali attended the programme and spoke to the media in NBT Nagar of Banjara Hills.
Minister said that Fire department has 133 Fire Stations in entire Telangana and the staff of the department has been engaged in sprinkling Sodium Hypo chlorite in all the public places in entire Telangana state.
The Home Minister has reiterated that Fire department is working with a motto at this situation i.e., “prevention is better than cure”.
He added besides spraying Sodium Hypo Chlorite, Fire department is educating public by doing awareness programmes through flexes and banners at prominent places, playing audio, video recordings regarding the precautions of corona.
Minister appealed public to follow the guidelines issued by the State Government in containing the spread of Corona Virus and urged people to stay at home.
He stated that the State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has been taking all the needed measures in preventing spread of covid-19 besides steps required to help the poor people of the state, out states labour, farmers of the state.
He requested suspected should come forward and get tested in the hospitals and help in containing further spread of the virus and for better treatment. (INN)