Andhra Pradesh to get more COVID-19 hospitals

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday said that the number of dedicated COVID hospitals is being increased in the  state .

 

The Chief Minister said that Rs1,000 crore will be spent in the next six months on developing infrastructure, medication and high-end facilities in these hospitals.

"During a review meeting on COVID-19 remedial steps, Chief Minister said that number of dedicated COVID hospitals is being increased and Rs 1,000 crore will be spent in the next six months for developing infrastructure, medication and high-end facilities in these hospitals," CMO said in a statement.

On Friday, Andhra Pradesh recorded 8,147 new cases, pushing the state’s gross further up to 80,858. With another 49 casualties, the toll touched 933.

As per a media bulletin issued by the State Command Control Room, as many as 48,114 samples (VRDL+ TruNAT+NAC- 25,125 and Rapid Antigen-22,989) were tested in the 24 hours ending Friday 9 am. The total number of samples tested so far in the state stood at 15,41,993.

On the brighter side, 2,380 patients were discharged from hospitals in the 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 39,935 and leaving 39,990 active cases.

 

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: Deccan Herald
 

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