Number of Covid cases coming down: CM

Amaravati, July 6:

The Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy held discussions with District Collectors and SPs on a wide range of topics including Covid cases in the weekly Spandana video conference, held here on The Chief Minister said that the number of cases had come down, which is a good sign and stated that a door to door fever survey had been conducted over 10 times yielding good results in identifying and treating those affected at the earliest. He said that the door to door fever survey should be continued. He said the focus on vaccination should continue and that all precautions need to be taken until 100 percent of the population was vaccination was completed. About testing, he instructed the authorities to conduct only Rt-PCR tests to those with symptoms and those who tested positive should receive services through 104. He lauded the staff for their efforts in controlling Covid.
The Chief Minister directed the District Collectors to monitor all the notified hospitals to ensure the availability of quality food, infrastructure, medicines and sanitation at least once in every 15 days. He said that steps should be taken to provide free medical care under YSR Aarogyasri and develop 104 Call Center as a one stop solution for the public, where they can receive services within three hours.
The officials said that currently 322 hospitals were offering Covid treatmentSs many as 3196 ICU beds and 4592 ICU beds were available . Similarly, of the total 19,258 oxygen beds, 15,309 beds were available. The Chief Minister said all hospitals should be equipped with CCTV cameras and monitors.
He asked the authorities to brace up for a possible third wave. Since studies were showing that children would be affected in the third wave, officials were instructed to be prepared with a good action plan, especially considering the treatment for children and complete all those works in the next two months. He asked the authorities to check whether all required infrastructure was in place including special wards for children. He told the officials to check on the quality of ICU beds in teaching hospitals and provision of medical care to infants and ensure that oxygen beds were available at CHCs and area hospitals and avail the services of pediatricians.
The Chief Minister stressed on providing training to the nurses in treating children.
Asserting that vaccination is the only solution to Covid, the Chief Minister ordered the authorities not to deviate from the prescribed vaccination policy as still there is a long way to go in vaccination. He stated that second dose should be prioritised, as everything would go in vain if the second dose was not given at the right time. So far, 1,28,84,201 people have been vaccinated, where only 96,25,316 got the first dose and 32,58,885 have got both doses . He told the officials to focus on other age groups only after vaccinating 90 percent vaccination for those over 45 years.

CM covers major issues in Spandana

The Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also focused on e-cropping, Housing and other welfare schemes, during the Spandana video conference.
The Chief Minister stressed on e-cropping and instructed the authorities to pay close attention to e-cropping as this a one-stop solution for every welfare scheme like input subsidy, insurance, interest free loans and many more. He said that farmers must be given a receipt along with digital acknowledgment listing out all e-crop details, as this receipt could come handy for the farmer to claim when something goes wrong. He said that the government is also bringing the Rythu Bharosa Unified Digital Platform App and doing geo-fencing for each crop to benefit the farmer community.
He said that Collectors should focus on registering every acre, every crop with e-cropping, even though they are disputed lands. At least 10 percent of e-crop bookings should be monitored by the collector and the Joint Directors and Deputy Directors of the Department of Agriculture should check 20 percent of e-crop bookings and at the zonal level, agricultural authorities should monitor 30 percent of e-cropping. E-crop should be done even if the farmer does not have any documents for the cultivated land, or even if no documents are provided, said the Chief Minister.
In regard to Kharif preparedness, the Chief Minister said that 62 percent of the population are dependent on agriculture and told the Collectors to focus on agricultural and related activities, as the government had set a target of cultivating 94.84 lakh acres in Kharif.
He said that the Agriculture Advisory Council meetings must be held on the first Friday of every month at the RBK level, the second Friday of each month at the zonal level and the third Friday of each month at the district level.
The Chief Minister told the officials to conduct Rythu Bharosa Chaitanya Yatra from July 9-23, creating awareness among the farmers on agriculture related aspects like RBKs, CMAPP, e-cropping and many more.
The Chief Minister said that quality seeds should be provided to farmers through RBKs and directed the authorities to keep a check on black marketing and spurious seeds by conducting regular inspections. The Department of Agriculture has entered into MoUs with 38 companies for supplying quality seed to the farmers. He said that Collectors and SPs should sit together once in two weeks and discuss public issues. Similarly, the Chief Minister directed the officials to provide loans to tenant farmers and make sure there are representatives of the banks in the RBKs.
The Chief Minister said that the State secured first place in the country in the employment guarantee scheme and appreciated the Collectors for achieving this record. While the target is set to complete 16 crore work days by the end of June, the State has achieved it by completing over 17.18 crore work days. During the months of April, May and June even during peak Covid situation, there was no deficit in the employment for the poor.
He told to focus on Jagananna Paccha Thoranam programme and take up extensive planting across the State by completing plantations in 75,000 acres by August 15. Also, he directed the officials to complete fiber connections to 4024 villages by December 31 and set up digital libraries in every village panchayat. He told the officials to start the work by July 20.
The Chief Minister said that he would be visiting the village and ward secretariats twice a week after a decline in Covid situation and will also start a programme of MLAs and officials visiting a village and ward secretariat every day at the zonal level. He told the Collectors to visit both the village and ward secretariats on a weekly basis and directed the Joint Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, ITDA PO’s to visit four village and ward secretariats per week to know the groundlevel reality. He said that an additional 200 services will be provided to the people through village and ward secretariats, taking to a total of 740 services.
Further, the Chief Minister instructed the Collectors to focus on providing affordable housing to middle-class people in cities. He said that there are 3,69,584 court cases related to house sites and told to focus on this issue ensuring that cases are resolved immediately. He said that pattas for house sites must be provided to all those eligible people within 90 days of applying. All those 1,81,405 identified as beneficiaries should be given pattas for house sites. The officials said that over 51,000 of them are being accommodated in the current lay-outs and land acquisition has to be completed to give house sites to 1,29,945 beneficiaries. The remaining 13,636 pending applications are yet to be verified.
As on June 30, construction of 3.4 lakh houses started and also works of 6.65 lakh houses were started on July 1, 3, 4 in a special drive, where the construction of a total of 9.95 lakh houses has been started. He instructed the authorities to complete the construction up to basement level by September 15 and aim to complete these houses by next April-June and told to prepare DPRs on infrastructure facilities in the houses by July 15. Also, he told the officials to focus on the development of RoFR lands that were distributed to the beneficiaries either through horticulture or sericulture that benefits the tribals.
He said that this month the State is celebrating Farmers’ Day on July 8, and implementing YSR Kapu Nestam on July 22 and Jagananna Vidya Kanuka on July 29.

Deputy Chief Minister Alla Krishna Srinivas, DGP Goutam Sawang, Chief Commissioner Land Administration Neerab Kumar Prasad, Agriculture Special Chief Secretary Poonam Malakondaiah, Municipal Administration Special Chief Secretary Y Srilakshmi,Village and Ward Secretariats Special CS Ajay Jain, Panchayat Raj Secretary Gopalakrishna Dwivedi, Health Principal Secretary, Revenue Department Principal Secretary V Usharani and Tribal Welfare Secretary Kantilal Dande were also present.

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