Prime Time Zone, Telangana Bureau: With the emergence of a new type of corona virus in Britain, the state government is taking all possible precautions in view of its rapid spread. Authorities have so far identified 846 people, with an estimated 1,200 passengers arriving at Shamshabad airport from Britain in the past two weeks. Collected their details. Seven of them were diagnosed with corona positive. However, medical personnel sent their samples to the CCMB lab to determine if they had a new type of virus or an old one. The process of identifying individuals in primary and secondary contact with positive patients has begun. Orders have been issued from Hyderabad to the local medical personnel to monitor the health condition of the negative visitors as well.
Health Minister Itala Rajender on Thursday held a review meeting with top officials of the department at the secretariat and issued appropriate directions. Said to be strengthening the public health system. New medical equipment is being distributed to government hospitals, he said. In a press release issued by the minister after the meeting, he said that the vaccine alone now seems to be the only solution and distribution will start as soon as it arrives. He said a training program for tens of thousands of medical personnel on vaccination has already been completed. The first phase aims to vaccinate a total of 80 lakh people at the rate of ten lakh per day.
He said the first dose would be given to medical staff, sanitation workers, police, etc., and the second dose would be given 28 days after the first dose. “We are setting up centers specifically for administering the vaccine and are also preparing observation areas as required to observe the side effects and reactions that may occur after it is given,” he said. Each vaccine center will have fresh water, chairs, tents and so on. An adequate cold chain storage system for storing the vaccine is also being prepared.
People are urged to take precautions such as wearing masks and adhering to social distance in view of the severity of the virus. Festivals like Christmas, New Year and Sankranthi should be celebrated at home and people should not go to crowded places. On the other hand, it is strengthening the public health system. Eleven CT scan machines and three MRI machines cost Rs. 30 crore has been allotted. He said operation theaters in government hospitals were being modernized. The process is expected to be completed in six months.