Jangaon, May 15: State panchayat raj minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao called on government hospitals to provide better treatment and services to Covid-19 patients in order to instill a sense of confidence in the minds of the public, while reviewing the measures implemented to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus in Jangaon with the district collector, public representatives and officials at the collectorate on Saturday.
During the review the minister highlighted that the Covid positivity rate of 20% recorded in the district was alarming and called on the health department officials, and people’s representatives to work in a coordinated manner to control the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.
The minister informed that the 5,510 people found with mild symptoms of the Covid-19 infection during the door-to-door survey had been provided with medicine kits for treatment in isolation in their own houses. Outpatient services for Covid-19 patients at primary health centres provided medicine kits to 1,889 people found with mild symptoms of the Covid-19 virus and administered steroids to 54 persons who did not recover from the symptoms despite taking medication for four days.
The minister added that seven ambulances were available to transport patients to hospitals in case of emergencies. “There is no shortage of beds, oxygen supplies or Remdesivir doses at hospitals in the district. Immediate steps have been taken to increase the number of beds with oxygen facilities. Isolation centres offering medical supervision and facilite have been set up in every mandal in the district.”
The minister pointed out that the Chief Minister was taking steps to strengthen the manpower at government hospitals. “Regardless of vacancies, medical and paramedical staff should be hired for a period of three months,” he instructed.
Dayakar Rao stated a control centre with a helpline (8247847692) has been set up at the district headquarters to monitor the situation across the district.