Andhra CM Jaganmohan Reddy directs officials to monitor COVID-19 services provided in hospitals

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy emphasised the need to strictly monitor services provided in all 224 hospitals dealing with COVID patients.

 

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday conducted a virtual meeting with the officials, collectors and joint collectors to discuss the situation of hospitals treating COVID-19. 

Addressing 13 district officials through a video conferencing, the CM asked collectors and joint collectors in each district to to strictly monitor the quality of services in all the 224 hospitals treating COVID patients. 

The CM also asked to look over four key parameters- food, sanitation, infrastructure and staff. 

Jagan Reddy said that proper management is the key, which will help the Andhra Pradesh to win the battle against COVID-19

"Quality of management is key in this war against COVID. If we do that properly, 90 per cent of our job is done as we have already been doing it for months now," the CM said, according to an official release.

He insisted that proper awareness should also be spread among people to such an extent that every person of the state should know whom to contact and what to do when he/she start to show Coronavirus symptoms.

"Every person in the state should know what he/she is supposed to do, who he/she is supposed to contact when he/she starts showing symptoms and feels that they have been infected. Every person who wants to get tested should be tested at any cost," he added.

Jagan Reddy also directed the authorities to make sure that every person to wants to get tested should be tested at any cost. 

He instructed officials to monitor the strength of the staff in each hospital and make recruitments wherever necessary.

CM also asked officials to maintain a database of all patients to help doctors identify probable plasma donors in order to save lives. Jagan Reddy has asked to take every possible measure to curb the virus. 

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the world, Andhra Pradesh comes at the second position in terms of COVID-19 cases in India. 

Till now the state has recorded around 5,06,493 positive cases. In the past 24 hours, 8368 news cases and 70 new deaths have been reported. The total number of active COVID-19 cases in the state are 97,932. 

Five states -- Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu -- account for nearly 70 per cent of deaths due to COVID-19 in the country, Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra accounts for 27 per cent of the total active cases, Andhra Pradesh 11 per cent, Karnataka 10.98 per cent, Uttar Pradesh about seven per cent, and Tamil Nadu around six per cent.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic.

 

With inputs from Agency

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