Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy directs officials to provide kits to home isolated COVID-19 patients

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Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered that plasma therapy be made available in COVID hospitals and home isolation kits be distributed to all those needing them


Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday directed officials to provide home isolation kits to patients, who are in home isolation.

On Friday, CM Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting on the ongoing COVID-19 situation in the state.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister asked officials to improve the standards in hospitals and good grading must be given. 

He has also wanted due priority to be given to improving the medical services and sanitation in hospitals.

"Proper standards should be maintained in medical facilities in the hospitals, along with the availability of doctors, food and sanitation, and ambience are well. Private hospitals should also have the same standards," Reddy said.

As per the report, officials present in the meeting informed the Chief Minister that 18,609 oxygen beds are available across the state and 5,723 patients are undergoing treatment with oxygen facilities.

The officials also informed that desks have already been set up in 540 Aarogyasri hospitals and steps taken to streamline the network of Arogya Mitras.

The Chief Minister said grading was mandatory for all Aarogyasri hospitals and efforts should be made to secure NABH accreditation within a year.

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered that plasma therapy be made available in COVID hospitals.
Jagan Mohan Reddy said the vacancies in hospitals should be filled up, to which the officials replied that 12,014 out of the 20,415 approved posts were filled up, including male and female nursing orderly posts and sanitation workers, trained nurses and data entry operators.

The officials further informed that a total of 18,609 oxygen beds were available across the State and 5,723 patients were being treated with the oxygen facilities. 

The State has so far conducted 48,84,371 COVID tests and 94,453 cases were active, the positivity rate was 12.31per cent and the recovery rate stood at 84.48 per cent.

Health Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas, Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney, DGP Gautam Sawang, Special Chief Secretary (medical and health) K.S. Jawahar Reddy and Health Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar were present.


With inputs from Agency

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