Hyderabad: Telangana health minister Etela Rajender today directed the health officials to coordinate with other wings at all levels to check Corona spread.
The minister held an emergency meeting at BRKR Bhavan here. He asked to give vaccines to people as the Corona cases are on rise should not be increased further.
Eatala Rajender asked officials to ensure more beds, medicines, facilities in all district hospitals. As COVID-19 cases are rising in the state, the government has alerted health department officials. The health minister said that neighbouring states are also witnessing a rise in cases, and that the Telangana has to be on high alert.
He asked the officials to make arrangements for better facilities and conduct a special drive to educate people to fight the pandemic. The minister directed that the officials have to dedicate time to offer jabs as per norms to people. The state urged the Centre to also give more stocks of the vaccines. “There is no need to panic or doubt the vaccines,” Eatala Rajender added. .
He stated that COVID-19 protocols have to be followed strictly by the people, and that chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is all for controlling the spread of the virus and decrease of fatalities. People over 60 years and those from 45 onwards would get vaccine to fight virus, informed Rajender.
The minister instructed officials to also improve facilities such as beds, medicines and others. The vaccination drive is in full swing on in the state and the people get vaccines without fail he said. The officials informed that the preventive steps proved handy to cut short the death rates of corona virus.
He appealed to the people to follow norms of wearing masks, sanitizing the hands and social distancing to check the virus spread.