Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the officials to be prepared to tackle any eventuality in the wake of Covid pandemic.
During the review meeting held on prevailing COVID situation and vaccination at camp office , the Chief Minister said private hospitals along with government hospitals should be prepared to tackle any situation. He instructed the officials to expedite vaccination process and conduct door to door vaccination drive. He said to identify people who were not vaccinated while conducting fever survey and administer vaccines to them.
The officials informed the Chief Minister that six Omicron cases were registered in the state and none were hospitalised. The Chief Minister said there is no need to panic and instructed the officials to be alert. He directed the officials to take necessary measures by monitoring the situation regularly as people are travelling 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.
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 announcement of booster dose vaccination by Central Government. He said front line workers, people with chronic diseases and elders should be focused in administration of booster dose.
The officials informed the Chief Minister that preliminary estimations revealed that 75 lakh booster doses are need for people including who are between 15-18 age group. The Chief Minister instructed the officials to conduct only 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.
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 programme. He directed the officials to expedite the process of setting up of medical hubs and added that the main objective of these hubs is to ensure advanced medical facilities in private sector.
The Chief Minister has given green signal for general transfers in health department. He said to ensure adequate staff in every hospital and complete recruitment process by February.
The officials informed that 98.96 percent of first dose and 71.76 percent of second dose of vaccination is completed across the state and added that first dose of vaccination is completed 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.