Create awareness, remove stigma on COVID-19: CM Jagan

Amaravati, June 9: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy emphasized the need for creating awareness among the people over Coronavirus and to wriggle out of scare as we have to live with it in the days to come and the recovery rate is high while mortality rate in the State is just one per cent.

During a video conference with district collectors as part of the Spandana here on Tuesday he directed the officials to educate people along with the measures that need to be taken for removing the stigma.

The Chief Minister instructed the officials of Health Department and all district collectors to focus on creating awareness among the people, to make sure they identify the symptoms and get tested voluntarily.

“People shouldn’t have any stigma or fear for getting tested. If they don’t come forward and get treated, it may eventually leads to death hiking the mortality rate. So far, the positive rate in the State is only 1% while it is 6% in the country. Nearly 85 percent of the cases can be cured with simple medications by staying at home”, he said.

The Chief Minister also acknowledged the services of Village volunteers, Asha workers, Doctors, Lab technicians, and Sanitation workers during the fight against the pandemic.

With regard to the Nadu-Nedu development activity, the Chief Minister instructed the Joint Collectors to monitor the works on a daily basis and told them to identify suitable lands for the establishment of 15 new medical colleges, with 50 acres of land for each college. He told the officials to complete the land identification process at the earliest.

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