Vijayawada, July 23: In a televised address to the people of Andhra Pradesh, on the occasion of completion of one year in office, Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said the human ingenuity and capability of innovation and adaptation will soon create a solution for the Covid-19 pandemic, the mankind is facing now.
Governor Sri Harichandan said it was a proud moment for him one year ago, that he got the opportunity for serving the people as Governor of Andhra Pradesh State, a progressive State with rich cultural heritage.
Sharing his thoughts and views on the occasion of completion of one year in office to be telecast through
Doordarshan Saptagiri channel on Friday, Governor Sri Harichandan said that the country is witnessing a spurt in COVID-19 cases in spite of the best efforts by the administration that it was a world-wide phenomena that even countries with advanced medical and public health facilities are finding it difficult to cope with the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Governor said both the State and the Central governments are doing their best to contain spread of the virus and providing treatment facilities to those who are affected by the virus. The only mantra through which the battle against COVID-19 can be won appears to be by following the principle of 4Ts – ‘Tracing, Tracking, Testing and Treating, said the Governor.
He advised the people to remain at home as far as possible and follow the guidelines issued by the health experts as prevention is the best way to defeat the virus and said there is no need to get panicked or distressed as adequate medical facilities are made available by the government to treat the affected persons.
Governor Sri Harichandan appreciated the services of the frontline warriors, members Red Cross, NGOs, Civil society organizations for helping the people to cope up with the distress created by the pandemic.
The Governor further said that while attending programmes organised by various Universities and educational institutions, he has made it mandatory that they organize voluntary blood donation camps and tree plantation as he believes it is through the massive tree plantation only that the ill-effects arising out of climate change can be addressed and rise in pollution can be checked.
Governor Sri Harichandan further added that he had also mandated to officials to dispense with the tradition of laying red carpets, putting up hoardings and arches during his visits in order to do away with traditions brought in by the erstwhile British Raj and to curtail wasteful expenditure.
He further said during his visits to tribal areas in Srikakulam and Kurnool districts, he could interact with tribal groups and understand their problems.
Governor Sri Harichandan said he wishes to continue his endeavour of understanding people through interaction with the rural and tribal people of the State during his field trips. He added that as Governor of the State his aim to act as a bridge between the Union Government and the State Government to ensure welfare and betterment of the people of the State and thanked the people for their love and affection and cooperation.