Ready to take up pandemic eventuality
AP Cm instructed officials to be more alert
Amaravati, Dec 27: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the officials to be prepared to tackle any eventuality in the wake of the Covid pandemic.
During the review meeting held on the prevailing COVID situation and vaccination at the camp office here on Monday, he said private hospitals along with government hospitals should be prepared to tackle any situation. He instructed the officials to expedite the vaccination process and conduct door to door vaccination drive by identifying people who were not vaccinated while conducting a fever survey and administering vaccines to them.
Six Omicron cases registered
The officials informed the Chief Minister that six Omicron cases were registered in the state and none were hospitalized. He reverted by saying that there is no need to panic and instructed the officials to be alert by directing the officials to take necessary measures by monitoring the situation regularly as people are traveling from other places. He said to consider the available data to take necessary measures and added that fever survey should be conducted regularly. He instructed the officials to follow Test Early – Trace Early – Treat Early policy.
Monitoring must be strong
He said the monitoring and observation should be strong at ground level and instructed the officials to get data from Village Secretariat Level. The Chief Minister instructed the officials to be prepared in the wake of the announcement of booster dose vaccination by the Central Government. He said front-line workers, people with chronic diseases, and elders should be focused on the administration of booster doses.
75lakh booster doses needed
The officials informed the Chief Minister that preliminary estimations revealed that 75 lakh booster doses are needed for people including who are between the 15-18 age group. The Chief Minister instructed the officials to conduct only the RT-PCR method for testing and added to test and trace people who are coming from foreign countries regularly and test their primary contacts if tested positive.
Expedite new medical college works: Jagan
The Chief Minister instructed the officials to expedite the works of new medical colleges in the state so that modern medical facilities will be made available. He instructed the officials to complete the works as per a plan so that medical seats will be increased and better treatment will be available. He said to revamp the existing eleven medical colleges under Nadu Nedu program. He directed the officials to expedite the process of setting up medical hubs and added that the main objective of these hubs is to ensure advanced medical facilities in the private sector.
The Chief Minister has given a green signal for general transfers in the health department. He said to ensure adequate staff in every hospital and complete the recruitment process by February.
98.6% completed the first dose
The officials informed that 98.96 percent of the first dose and 71.76 percent of the second dose of vaccination is completed across the state and added that the first dose of vaccination is completed a hundred percent in Nellore, Vizianagaram, Prakasam, Anantapur, West Godavari, Kurnool, and Chittor districts.
Deputy Chief Minister Alla Kali Krishnasrinivas (Nani), Medical Health Principal Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal, Covid Task Force Committee Chairman MT Krishnababu, Medical Health Principal Secretary (Covid Management and Vaccination) Muddada Ravichandra, Finance Secretary (HR) Sasibhushan Kumar, 104 call center in-charge A Babu, Health and Family Welfare Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar, Medical Health Special Secretary GS Naveen Kumar, Arogyasri CEO V Vinay Chand, APVVP Commissioner V Vinod Kumar, and other senior officials were present.