Arogyasri hospitals need better medical services, appoint Arogya Mitras in two weeks: Andhra CM

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that Arogyasri hospitals need better medical services and more focus should be made on appointing Arogya Mitras on the helpdesks of all Arogyasri hospitals.

 

Taking stock of the COVID-19 situation in the state, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the Health Department to appoint Arogya Mitras in all Aarogyasri network hospitals and grade the hospitals based on the medical services and facilities. 

CM stated that 6 major standards should be maintained in all hospitals - Infrastructure, doctor and paramedic accessibility, sanitation, standard medications and quality food. All these six standards must be strictly enforced in Arogyasri hospitals.

According to the report, the entire process should be completed within 15 days.

Reddy said that Arogyasri hospitals need better medical services and more focus should be made on appointing Arogya Mitrason the helpdesks of all Arogyasri hospitals.

The Chief Minister emphasised the need for offering quality medical services in Aarogyasri hospitals and directed the officials to install CCTV cameras in all the hospitals. 

He also instructed them to take follow-up action based on the IVRS feedback obtained from patients regarding the quality of medical services and sanitation in the hospitals.

"Andhra Pradesh government has come up with a unique system of grading hospitals based on how well they tackle the pandemic. Though updated daily, the grading is presently being published every week. The grading system should also be implemented for medical services and facilities in Arogyasri hospitals," Reddy said.

Jagan instructed the officials to be more vigilant and ensure that people make the best use of 104 call centres by promoting awareness among them in this regard.

"The helpline number 104 call center should work more efficiently. 'Allocation of beds should take place within half an hour of making the phone call. Medical kits should be available to those who are home isolated," he said.

The officials also informed the Chief Minister that a total of 38,042 beds were made available in 252 hospitals across the State and nearly 5,000 ventilators are in place. The number of oxygen beds in the hospitals increased to 28,790 from 3,636. Plasma therapy is also being offered to Covid patients

A total of 5,145 new COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths were reported in Andhra Pradesh on Friday. The total count of cases in the state has gone up to 7,44,864.

According to the data, the total number of cases includes 47,665 active cases, 6,91,040 recoveries and 6,159 deaths. The state reported 6,110 recoveries from the virus on Friday.

 

With inputs from Agency

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