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Telangana, Andhra CMs urge PM Modi to assist states enhance medical infrastructure for pandemics – india information


The Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday appealed to the Centre to take measures for strengthening of medical infrastructure to sort out pandemics like Covid-19 and supply cost-effective therapy to the folks.

Expressing his views throughout Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video convention with varied chief ministers, Telangana chief minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao stated the Covid-19 expertise had taught the nation a lesson in regards to the pressing have to step up the medical amenities for a greater future with a visionary method.

“Strategic planning needs to be achieved to create complete medical amenities within the nation with a joint technique by each the state and central governments. A complete examine needs to be made in session with establishments like Indian Medical Affiliation on what an excellent doctor-people ratio was and what number of medical schools the nation required,” Rao stated.

Stating that the nation had by no means skilled any Corona-like scenario previously, the Telangana chief minister stated there was uncertainty as to how lengthy this pandemic would final. “Whereas coping with the current scenario, we should always concentrate on how we’re going to cope with such a scenario sooner or later. There’s each chance {that a} Corona like virus might come up once more in future. Therefore, we’ve got to take measures now to face any eventuality sooner or later,” he stated.

Explaining the measures taken by the state authorities, the chief minister stated, “We’ve got taken all of the measures to comprise Coronavirus. The restoration price within the State is 71% whereas the demise price is 0.7%. We’ve got elevated the variety of exams many folds. We’ve got stored prepared an ample variety of beds, medicines, workers and different tools,” KCR stated.

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, too, urged the Centre to increase cooperation to the states to reinforce the medical infrastructure to deal with epidemics like Covid-19.

“Andhra Pradesh is a newly fashioned state. We don’t have tier-1 cities like Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai and so, there isn’t any largescale medical infrastructure like in our neighbouring states. That’s the reason we want huge help from the Centre to enhance our medical amenities to a substantial extent,” Jagan stated.

He reminded that Andhra Pradesh had begun with zero virology testing facility for Covid-19 in March and had now established testing labs in all of the 13 districts. “There are 37,189 beds, together with 11,000 oxygen-equipped, obtainable in 138 private and non-private hospitals to deal with the Covid-19 individuals. Aside from these, there are 109 Covid care centres with a capability to accommodate 56,000 folks,” he stated.

Jagan claimed that Andhra Pradesh had been conducting 47,459 Covid-19 tears for each 10 lakhs inhabitants. The demise price within the state was solely 0.89. Greater than 25 lakh exams had been carried out within the 140 days for the reason that first Coronavirus case was reported within the state on March 22. The state is reporting between 9,000 and 10,000 optimistic circumstances every single day due to the massive variety of exams carried out, he stated.

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