Amaravati, July 20: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has instructed the officials to take steps for providing qualitative care in the Covid hospitals and improve the intake of medical staff at the earliest.
The five state level COVID Hospitals should be increased to 10 in due course providing complete critical care facilities and increase the number of medical staff by more recruitment to lessen the burden on the existing staff. The quality in the 84 Covid care hospitals in districts should also be improved, he said during a review meeting on COVID here on Monday.
The Government is ready to provide subsidy for infrastructure in the new hospitals, the Chief Minister said and instructed the officials to submit a report within two to three days, he said.
There is no need to panic and people should voluntarily come for COVID tests if they suspect they have symptoms. About 85 per cent of the people get well by home quarantine itself and everyone should follow the safety measures, he said.
The hospitals in districts should also provide qualitative services and should have basic amenities, he said. Covid Care Centres should also maintain standards and the complaints should be reviewed, he told the officials.
There is need to review Telemedicine from time and medicines should be delivered at home and the officials should focus on Nadu Nedu in hospitals.
Awareness should be created by a massive campaign about the precautions and what to do when a person has symptoms. Every Village Secretariat should display the information, he said.
The officials said that they have been conducting 35,000 to 45,000 tests per day. By carrying out more number of tests and state borders being opened up, the number of cases is going up, the officials said.
Deputy Chief Minister All Nani, Chief Secretary Neelam Sawhney, DGP Goutham Sawang, Medical and Health Special Chief Secretary Jawahar Reddy and other officials participated in the meeting.