Amidst the criticism from Oppositions and media over the increasing positive cases in the state Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday made a few crucial decisions. Followed up an emergency review meeting with the concerned officials, district collectors and SPs, Chief Minister Jagan took stock of the situations in the state.
The Chief Minister has reportedly instructed the officials to take up massive scale campaigns to create awareness among the public over testing and treatment hubs in the respective districts. Responding to the availability of beds in the state, the CM said that 32,000 beds are made available across 138 COVID-19 district hospitals.
“An additional 54 hospitals would be set up across the state for treating corona patients. Any positive patient who approached COVID hospitals for treatment should be admitted within 30 minutes,” stated the Chief Minister. Instructing the officials to ramp up the arrangements in hospitals, Chief Minister Collectors and Joint Collectors will be held accountable for this.
This came as a fitting reply to the neighbouring Telangana government which has been in the negative shade over the discrepancies in COVID treatment right from health bulletin to crunch in protective gear for medical staff.