TFP/ Syed Sufwan Mohiuddin
Hyderabad, June 13: Stressing over the need to further strengthen public health in the backdrop of the pandemic, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao asserted that the basic infrastructure of the public medical and health sector would be strengthened in the State.
Addressing a marathon meeting on various issues including progress of Palle Pragathi and Pattana Pragathi programmes, public medical and health sector, seasonal diseases, at Pragathi Bhavan here on Sunday, the Chief Minister asked the Additional Collectors to take the responsibility of public health in districts across the state.
KCR, as Rao is popularly known, declared that recently 7 new Medical Colleges were sanctioned. He also hailed the performance of Basti Dawakhanas in the state and said that the Basti Dawakhanas are performing well in serving the people.
Responding to the statistics, Chief Minister Rao said that Palle and Pattana Pragathi programmes are yielding good results and added, Panchayat Raj and Municipal officials shall meet with the Medical and Health officials to plan the preventive measures, every season, before the advent of the season.
KCR also called for coordination among the departments concerned at the PHC level to control seasonal diseases and suggested that a comprehensive chart should be prepared on the preventive measures and action plan to control the outbreak of seasonal diseases.
Further, inquiring about the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the state, the Chief Minister expressed satisfaction as the Covid cases are showing a downward trend in the state.
The review meeting noted that on the advice of the CM when high-risk groups are vaccinated, Corona intensity has decreased. The CM wanted the existing vaccination process to continue.
In this marathon review meeting, Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao, Panchayat Raj Minister E Dayakar Rao, R&B Minister V Prashanth Reddy, Transport Minister P Ajay Kumar, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, State Planning Board Vice Chairman B Vinod Kumar, former Minister Kadiam Srihari, MLAs, higher Government officials, officials from Medical and Health, Forests, Additional Collectors from all the districts, DPOs participated.