Anil Kumar Singhal, chief secretary, state medical health department, has said that beds will be set up on the premises of large hospitals in cities like Covid care centers. More than half of the beds in Arogya Sree Network hospitals as well as private hospitals licensed by the District Collector for Covid treatments are being allocated to corona victims receiving Arogya Sree scheme medical services. The state government will issue a G.O. for this.
The state government has decided to procure 25 cryogenic tankers for transporting oxygen to hospitals. He said the government would build PSA plants with a target of producing 76 tonnes of oxygen. He said six PSA plants have already started production and another six plants will be available soon. He was speaking at a press conference at the APIIC building in Mangalagiri on Thursday.
CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy reviewed the medical services being provided to Covid patients across the state and the beds available. He said 1,10,147 corona tests were performed in the past 24 hours, 21,954 positive cases were reported and 72 deaths.
Beds set up on the premises of Major Hospitals
Anil Kumar Singhal, chief secretary, state medical health department, said beds would be set up by German hangars on the premises of large hospitals in districts like Guntur, Vijayawada and Nellore. Depending on the size of the hospital, 200 to 300 beds will be set up.
The centers, which will be set up like the Covid Care Center, will provide all types of medical services, including oxygen, with beds. Those with low corona symptoms will be treated at these centers. This will lead to a shortage of beds. He said the responsibility of setting up these beds has been handed over to the R&B department.
Already completed the first installment house survey
Anil Kumar Singhal, chief secretary, state medical health department, said the first phase of a household survey to identify fever victims across the state has already been completed. The second installment of the survey is currently underway. There is more field level staff in AP than in any other state. There are grass roots staff like village and ward secretariat employees, volunteers, ANMs, Asha activists. Fever patients are being identified and medicines are being supplied.