Telangana CM salutes all medical staff for treating COVID-19 patients

South India

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Monday saluted all the medical staff for treating COVID-19 patients and said they are putting their lives at risk to treat others.


"They know that their lives are at risk and they might also be affected with coronavirus. But they kept all those aside and are doing a wonderful treatment. Starting from sweepers to directors, I extend salute from my side and on behalf of Telangana to all the medical staff," the Chief Minister said.

Rao said that a pool of about 25,000 medical staff has been arranged who are ready to work on call.

Extending his salute to the sanitation department, the Chief Minister said:

 "You are the soldiers in front of our eyes, who are playing a role in protecting the state. What we are paying you is a less amount but you will be identified and will be in the hearts of the government."

Rao requested the workers to continue with their services and said orders have been passed to the finance secretary to release the amount immediately.

Earlier, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had decided to pay an additional incentive along with full month salaries to medical and healthcare professionals and police personnel in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Central government has taken many stringent measures to prevent the further spread of the disease. 

Starting from March 24 midnight, India is under 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.

According to the latest update from the Health and family welfare, there are 4,281 cases in the country including 3,851 active cases. While 111 deaths have been reported, around 319 people have been cured/discharged/migrated. 

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 ANI

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