Hyderabad: Amidst growing cases of black fungus infection in the state, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has directed the authorities to increase specific beds for the treatment of the disease.
According to a press release issued by the Telengana Chief Minister's Office (CMO), he held a high-level review meeting on the implementation of corona prevention, black fungus, vaccine, lockdown at Pragati Bhavan.
"A total of 1,500 beds, at least 1,100 beds in Hyderabad and 400 others in districts are required to be set up. In addition to increasing the number of beds, the amount of medicines needed to reduce black fungus cases must be estimated and must be ordered immediately," he said.
The Telengana Chief Minister also said that a study should be conducted in places like Delhi and Maharashtra, where Covid-19 proliferation was controlled and if needed, a medical team should visit the national capital and neighboring state and the situation. must study.
"So far we are getting good results in reducing coronavirus. But we have to work to reduce the percentage of its spread. We have to learn from good experiences and in this there is nothing wrong. Reports suggest that the Delhi government has successfully reduced coronavirus prevalence. Maharashtra also achieved good results in reducing the prevalence. Find out which other states where corona prevalence has decreased to a large extent Happening and what measures and action plans they have made," the Telengana CM told medical and health officers.
Apart from increasing the number of beds, the Telengana CM told the medical and health officer CM wanted that all medicines used to treat black fungus, also known as mucormycosis, to be made available and orders for the required number should be made.
He wanted to increase the stock of posaconazole medicine and recruit doctors on a war footing to prevent the spread of black fungus.
Rao directed officials to implement a two-pronged strategy - continuing fever surveys in the state, distributing medical kits and advancing Covid-19 trials to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
"People from neighboring states are coming here for treatment of Covid-19 and Black Fungus. The state has a population of four crores. But in terms of treatment of coronavirus it should be counted as 10 crores. It seems that we can't avoid giving treatment to people coming from other states,'' he said.
Rao also asked the officials concerned to be on high alert to face the situation when the third wave arrives.