Lockdown imposes risk of economic collapse: Lockdown cases in other states are not declining
Chief K.Candrasekhar Rao said Telangana Government not interest to lockdown. He said the imposition of the lockdown would paralyze public life and put the state’s economy at risk of collapse. He said the decision was taken in view of past experiences as well as the fact that the number of positive cases has not decreased despite the imposition of lockdowns in other states.
CM KCR held a high-level review meeting on Corona conditions in the state on Thursday at Pragati Bhavan. The review was attended by Planning Commission vice-chairmen Vinod Kumar, Chief Secretary to Government Somesh Kumar and Finance Chief Secretary Ramakrishna Rao. KCR, who had earlier recovered with Corona, reached Pragati Bhavan this afternoon.
KCR said in the review that he had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the phone about the supply of vaccines, oxygen and remedies required by the state and requested that the state be provided immediately. The Prime Minister pointed out that there was no oxygen supply to the state from Sri Perambadur in Tamil Nadu to Ballari in Karnataka. Covid from Hyderabad, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and other states came to Hyderabad for treatment.
He told the Prime Minister that in addition to the 50 per cent of the population of Telangana, corona patients coming from other states would be a burden on the availability of oxygen and remedial drugs. Under these circumstances, the state is currently receiving only 440 metric tonnes of oxygen per day and the Prime Minister has been asked to increase it to 500 metric tonnes.
He said that only 4900 Remdesivir were being received in Telangana per day and asked to increase them to at least 25000 per day. He said that so far the Center has provided 50 lakh doses but the requirement is more in view of the state needs. KCR urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to supply the vaccines as soon as possible as the state needs 2 to 2.5 lakh doses per day.