Snubbing the rumours over Gandhi hospital reaching to full capacity, Telangana government on Monday discharged over 300 COVID-19 patients below the age of 50 years from the hospital and sent them to home quarantine. Amidst the rife criticism from media and oppositions, T-government stated that only asymptomatic patients with mild symptoms are being sent home with strict guidelines to refrain themselves to a single room.
The decision was taken after a high-level review meeting on Monday chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday. Speaking over the same Gandhi Hospital Superintendent Dr R Raja Rao told the media that they were given instructions that they wouldn’t be conducting COVID-19 tests on the dead. This decision came as a shock to the medical community in the wake of High Court’s orders to conduct tests on the dead as well.
The government also reacted to the increasing number of positive cases in the medical community. In the wake of almost 153 medical staff turning positive for corona, T-government played the cover game stating that the situations in Telangana are far better taking the example of the US where almost 68,000 medical staff contracted the virus.