AP has done “reasonably” well, PM told

Amaravati, July 16:

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy attended the video conference held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on COVID control measures here on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister thanked the Prime Minister for extending support in containing COVID and said the state has managed reasonably well in fighting against the pandemic despite lack of modern medical facilities as in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. He siad the newly setup Village/Ward Secretariats system has played key role in effective containment of COVID. He said the State Government has conducted fever survey for 12 times and focused on testing the people with symptoms and it has helped in containing the spread of the virus.

The Chief Minister said vaccination is the only solution for COVID and gave suggestions in this regard. He said the state has received 1,68,46,210 doses of vaccine through which 1,76,70,642 people were administered vaccine and it was made possible because of best medical practices followed. He said 53,14,740 doses of vaccine were alloted to the state for the month of July of which 17,71,580 doses were given to private hospitals. He said private hospitals have administered only 4,20,209 doses in the month of June and they were not able to complete their alloted doses. He has requested the Prime Minister to allot remaining stock in private hospitals to the government so that it would help to increase the vaccination process.

Deputy Chief Minister Alla Krishna Srinivas, Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharitha, DGP Goutam Sawang, Intelligence Chief KV Rajendranath Reddy, COVID taskforce committee chairman MT Krishna Babu, Health Principal Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal, Health Principal Secretary (COVID Management and Vaccination) M Ravichandra, Home department Principal Secretary Kumar Viswajith, Health Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar and other officials were present on the occasion.

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