Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar IAS said that the Honourable Chief Minister Sri K Chandrashekar Rao has been in the forefront in leading the administration in its fight against Covid 19. Participating in a webinar organised by the Telangana State Medical Council from the BRKR Bhavan today, he said that the Chief Minister personally visited Gandhi and MGM hospitals and interacted with the patients which is a morale booster for the patients as well as the medical fraternity.
The government under the dynamic leadership of the Chief Minister has taken some innovative steps which resulted in not only less active positive cases but also less fatalities compared to many other states in the country. Chief Secretary informed that as per the directions of the Honourable Chief Minister the government equipped the health department with human resources, infrastructure and other systems. Further, all the hospital beds in government hospitals are being provided with oxygen facilities. Sufficient tankers have also been procured. Tenders have also been floated for setting up Liquid Medical Oxygen plants in all government hospitals. The government is also fully geared up to tackle the 3rd wave .
Referring to the vaccination programme, Chief Secretary said that in order to ensure optimal utilization of the vaccines provided by the government of India, the state government has initiated the programme of vaccinating high exposure group persons on a priority basis.
The webinar organised by the Telangana State Medical Council on Lessons learnt and future strategies on Covid 19 was attended by eminent Doctors including Dr Guleria of AIIMS, Health Secretary Rizvi, VC Karunakar Reddy, Dr Ramesh Reddy, Dr Nageswar Reddy and TSMC Chairman Dr Ravinder Reddy among others.