Telangana refutes PIB bulletin on its Covid-19 control efforts

South India

Director of Public Health Office, Telangana on Tuesday termed the PIB report as "absolutely baseless" saying it is tarnishing the efforts of the state in the control and management of Covid-19.


The Director of Public Health Office has urged the citizens of Telangana to beware of such news.

"The state of Telangana is taking all required measures in securing its citizens from Covid-19," Office of Director of Public Health and Family Welfare Telangana said in an official statement.

"The PIB ( Press Information Bureau ) COVID-19 bulletin of Government of India has falsely alleged the state of Telangana of COVID mismanagement. The Director of Public Health (DPH) Dr G.Srinivasa Rao has strongly condemned and expressed utmost displeasure at the statement given by the PIB. The PIB has resorted to blame game", it added.

"The high court took stock of the situation and appreciated the efforts taken by the state in terms of testing, hospital preparedness and case management. Telangana has maintained and strictly followed all the protocols and SOPs of ICMR as well as Government of India," statement reads.

On Tuesday, a total of 1,524 COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths were reported in Telangana. The state's total COVID-19 cases now stand at 37,745, including 12,531 active cases and 24,840 recoveries.The deadly virus has so far claimed 375 lives in the State.


With inputs from ANI

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