Telangana CM KCR urges PM Modi to focus more on medical facilities

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HYDERABAD: Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to focus more on increasing the medical facilities in the country, learning lessons from experience the country is going through due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus spread had reminded everyone about the need to increase medical facilities in the country, said KCR.
“Strategic planning should be done to create comprehensive medical facilities in the country. Both the Centre and state should jointly implement this comprehensive strategy. We never had any coronavirus pandemic like experience in the past and we do not know how many days this pandemic will last,” Chandrasekhar Rao said.
KCR participated in the video-conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday on the Covid 19 situation in the state. He explained the situation in Telangana saying the present recovery rate is 71% and mortality rate is 0.7 per cent.
The CM said while dealing with the existing Coronavirus pandemic, the country should focus on how we are going to deal with such a situation in future and how we are going to offer better medical facilities to people when the need arises.
“We have to initiate measures now so that whenever an emergency medical situation develops, we will be able to face it efficiently. In the past too, we have seen emergence of several viruses, and there is every possibility that Covid 19 like virus may come up again in future. Hence, we have to take measures now to face any eventuality in future,” he said.
The Centre should consult Institutions like the Indian Medical Association (IMA), take proper advice and plan the measures.
Explaining the measures taken by the state government, the CM said, “The state government has taken all the measures to contain Coronavirus."
"The recovery rate in the state is 71 per cent while the death rate is 0.7 per cent. The government has increased the number of tests many fold. We are giving better treatment to the affected patients. Adequate number of beds, medicines, staff and other equipment were made available. The government is diligently following the guidelines issued from time to time by the ICMR, Niti Aayog and the Central government. medical and health staff, police personnel and other government machinery are working round the clock and rendering their services.”
Medical and health minister Etela Rajender, chief advisor to the government Rajiv Sharma, chief secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP Mahender Reddy and other officials also attended the meeting.

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