Telangana govt to conduct 40,000 COVID-19 tests daily, keep 10,000 oxygen beds ready in state

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Cabinet decided to take strict action against private hospitals, which were indulging in irregularities while treating the COVID-19 patients

Keeping in view the rising COVID-19 cases in the state, the Telangana government will conduct 40,000 COVID-19 tests daily and keep 10,000 oxygen beds ready across the state.

The state Cabinet during its meeting on Wednesday discussed in detail about the pandemic scenario in the state and the need to strengthen health care system in order to meet any kind of eventuality.

"For those offering free medical services in the private medical colleges, the government will bear the expenses for medicines, injections, and food...The officials concerned are instructed to conduct 40,000 tests per day," the government said in a release.

The Cabinet decided to take strict action against private hospitals, which were indulging in irregularities while treating the COVID-19 patients.

The Cabinet resolved that those who tested positive would be put in home quarantine with home isolation kits and it was decided to keep 10 lakh home isolation kits ready for the purpose.

Urging the people not to get anxious about the virus and rush toprivate hospitals, the cabinet said government hospitals were equipped with all facilities, medicines, expert doctors and the patients should utilise these services.

"The Cabinet also made it clear that the government is ready to spend any amount of money to ensure medicines, equipment and facilities in the government hospitals," it said.

The government decided to make available to the needy, in all the government hospitals, the availability of Remdesivir, Low Molecular weight Heparin, Dexamethasone injections, Favipiravir tablets, other medicines, PPE Kits and testing kits abundantly.

Telangana on Thursday reported 2,092 new positive cases, which take the total to 73,050 cases by Wednesday night.

As many as 1,289 patients have recovered in the past 24 hours to take the total recoveries to 52,103 persons, constituting a recovery rate of 71.3 percent as against the national average of 67.19 percent.

 

With inputs from Agency

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