Focus on emergency healthcare, Andhra CM Jagan Mohan to Health Officials

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed officials to provide emergency health services and said 108 services will roll out from July 1 along with two-wheeler services as part of telemedicine.

 

During a high-level review meeting here on Wednesday, the Chief Minister said that medical services should be provided to those suffering from chronic diseases and pregnant ladies and 1,060 new vehicles of 108 ambulances would be launched on July 1, along with the two-wheeler bikes to deliver medical services as part of the telemedicine.

According to a statement from Andhra Pradesh CMO, the Chief Minister stressed the need for providing emergency health care services like Chemotherapy, Dialysis as well as pre and postnatal services to pregnant women during the lockdown.

Officials informed that all these services have been made available for the patients as per schedule. Even the services of Asha workers and village volunteers are being utilised in identifying such cases and extending medical support.

The Chief Minister said that all the pending medical dues should be cleared and timely payments of bills of Aarogyasri hospitals. Besides he also stressed on implementation of Aarogya Aasara scheme to make sure that no interruption arises.

Taking stock of COVID-19 situation in the State, officials said that so far the total tests conducted across the State have crossed over two lakh with an average of 3768 tests for million population. 

As many as 9284 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, where 48 have been tested positive. On Tuesday, 86 people were discharged after availing treatment and the total number of discharges is gradually increasing.

The COVID-19 positive rate for the country is 4.01 per cent and for the state, it is 1.06 per cent, which is the lowest in the entire country. However, the recovery rate has been 53.44 per cent against the national average of 32.90 per cent.

Minister for Medical and Health Alla Nani, Minister for Marketing Mopidevi Venkataramana, Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney, DGP Gautham Sawang and Special Chief Secretary K S Jawahar Reddy were among those present at the review meeting.

36 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 2100, including 1192 discharged and 48 deaths
 

With inputs from ANI

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