CHIEF MINISTER’S OFFICE
GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA
PRESS RELEASE-02 DATE: 21-05-2021
Chief Minister Sri K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the DGP, all the district Collectors and Police officers to implement the lock down guidelines and restrictions strictly, as the state government had imposed the lockdown keeping view the overall health of the people without bothering about incurring heavy revenue losses in the State. The CM instructed the officials concerned to expedite the Paddy procurement programme in the next week or ten days, as severe summer situation would prevail in the state at the advent of Rohini Karte.
The CM said that present MGM Hospital will be converted into Mother and Child Hospital and the present Jail premises would be converted into a multi super specialty Hospital with the latest technology, equipment and medical services. A Jail would be built on the lines of Cherlapally Open Air Jail in a sprawling Campus on Warangal outskirts.
The CM visited Warangal on Friday as part of his programme to monitor and supervise the Corona treatment given, facilities that are available at the government hospitals in the State. The CM, who reached Warangal by a helicopter, visited the MGM Hospital. He visited the ICU, General wards and interacted with the patients admitted there. The CM went to each and every bed and spoke with the patients and inquired about the treatment given, medicines administered and the quality of food being supplied. He inquired about their personal details and instilled confidence in them saying they would all get well soon and advised them not to entertain any fear or anxiety over the Covid.
Interacting with the CM, patient from Matte Wada, Venkatachari said that he is getting good treatment and in praised the CM saying, “Sir, you are our confidence, you are our life!” Later, the CM visited the general ward. The CM went around the MGM hospital and inspected the way sanitation is maintained and other facilities there. The CM had inquired with the Doctors about the medical facilities and treatment given to the people. The CM has instructed the Senior Medical and Health Officials to provide the required facilities and treatment to the patients and they should not worry anything about availability of funds. The CM enquired with the Hospital staff and Nurses and enquired about the problems faced by them. He congratulated them for the services that they are rendering.
After lunch, the CM visited the Warangal Central Jail. He examined the Handloom and Steel and other products made by the prisoners. He went around the Barracks and interacted with the prisoners serving sentence there. The CM asked them for which offence they are sentenced? From where they came from? What is their family status? The CM gave patient hearing to the problems of Prisoners. He had inquired about the facilities they are getting inside the Jail. He had accepted their petitions.
From there he came to the district Collector’s office and held a video-conference with the DGP, District Collectors, Commissioners of Police and SPs. He enquired with them about the actual situation of Corona in the district and what is the action plan being implanted to curtail its spread. The CM instructed them to impose the lockdown strictly. He also instructed the officials to complete the procurement of Paddy within ten days.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said,” The state government has decided to impose lockdown not bothering about the heavy revenue loss to the State. In the present situation, it is the responsibility of the DGP and the Collectors to implement the lockdown in true letter and spirit under the Disaster Management Act guidelines. Except the four hours relaxation period, lock down should be implemented for the rest 20 hours. Only people having the emergency passes and essential services should be exempted. Don’t show any laxity or lenience. But at the same time, the Paddy procurement should be done on a fast track. While I was coming here by Helicopter I have seen Paddy stocks dried in open. Since Rohini Karte is entering in four or five days, farmers would be busy with the agricultural operations. Hence the Paddy procurement should be completed quickly.”
The CM interacted with each district Collectors on one-to-one basis. He held an in-depth discussion with them on Corona, paddy procurement and implementation of the Lock down. He gave them suggestions and issued instructions on the measures to be taken to curtain the spread of Corona. The CM expressed his unhappiness over lock down not being implemented properly in some districts. He made it clear that lock down should be implemented in toto. He said in villages, Sarpanches and other public representatives are implementing the lock down voluntarily and in the urban areas cities it should be implemented more effectively. The CM wanted officials concerned to focus on this. The CM wanted stringent measures should be taken so that no one except the pass holders to be seen on roads after 10.10 AM. The CM also inquired about the supply of medicines and Oxygen in the districts. The CM wanted implementation of the second household Fever Survey as an extension of the first survey. He instructed the Collectors to take special care about sanitation in the hospitals. The CM instructed the GHMC Commissioner and the Collectors to ensure that the garbage at the Corona hospitals should be cleared at regular intervals.
The CM announced that the problems of the all categories of outsourcing employees would be solved at the Cabinet meeting. The CM urged the medical staff to work with the same zeal. The CM also instructed the district collectors to prepare list of super spreaders like RTC Drivers, Conductors, Sales personnel, and vegetable vendors. He said the state government has decided to conduct a special drive for them. The CM has instructed Principal Secretary (Medical and Health) Sri S.A.M. Rizvi to personally visit Yadadri, Nagar Kurnool and other districts where there is no decrease of the Covid Cases and reviews the situation there. The CM also instructed the District Collectors bordering other States to pay special attention on the curtailment of Corona. The CM congratulated each and every medical and health staff working in the hospitals for their services during this difficult period.
Will shift the Jail and set up Multi Super Specialty Hospital
After visiting the MGM Hospital, Videoconference with the Collectors, the CM had an exclusive meeting with the Ministers, MLAs, and Public Representatives from the district. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that the Warangal Central Jail would be shifted to the outskirts and an open jail would be set up there. He said it would be developed in a sprawling campus like the Cherlapally Open Air Jail and it would be like a Correctional Centre. In the present jail premises, a multi super specialty hospital would be developed with all the facilities. He said the present MGM Hospital would be converted into Mother and Child Health Centre (MCH). The CM said that all the District primary health care centres should be strengthened.
Along with the CM, Ministers Sri E Dayakar Rao, Ms Satyavathi Rathod, MPs Sri B Prakash, Sri P Dayakar, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, MLCs Sri Kadiam Srihari, Sri Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Sri Srinivas Reddy, Government Chief Whip Sri D Vinay Bhaskar, MLAs Sri N Narender, A Ramesh, Dr T Rajaiah, Sri Satish, Health secretary Sri Rizvi, CM OSD Sri Gangadhar, Health Director Srinivas Rao, DME Sri Ramesh Reddy, TSMSIDC MD Chandrasekhar Reddy, Kaloji Health University VC Karunakar Reddy, Warangal Mayor Ms Gundu Sudharani, Urban and Rural ZP Chairpersons Sri Sudhir, Ms G Jyothi, district leaders participated.
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