Hyderabad: Exhibition Society Chairman & Health Minister Etala Rajender on Thursday said that the annual Numaish was being deferred until January 31.
After January 31, the situation would be assessed and a decision would then be made on when and how the exhibition should be held, he said.
While marriages and functions with a limited number of individuals were allowed, the attendance at the Numaish would be much higher and until January 31, he said at a press conference here, there was a need to obey the Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines.
With regard to the new strain of COVID-19, the Health Minister claimed that no such cases had occurred in Telangana, with the exception of a single case identified after a person had returned from the United Kingdom.
The current winter season is conducive to seasonal disease propagation. Caution must be practiced and the current Covid-19 guidelines must be followed,” said Rajender.
On the issue of the vaccine, the Minister of Health announced that the State was all ready to administer the vaccine.
We will prescribe the same as and when the central government starts the distribution of the vaccine. Nevertheless, since the vaccine is manufactured in Hyderabad, we call on the Central Government to give us the highest priority in the distribution of the vaccine,’ said Rajender.
In response to a question concerning irregularities in the allocation of medical seats, the Health Minister claimed that a committee would be set up to investigate the allegations and that a decision would be taken on the basis of its report. Not a single student from Telangana would be at loss, he said. (INN)