Private hospitals not administering vaccines too slow: CM

Amaravati, July 20:

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said though nearly 35 lakh vaccine doses were given to private hospitals since May 2021, the private hospitals could administer only 4,63,590 doses. The State government had decided to appeal to the Centre to allocate those vaccine doses to the government.
During a Covid review meeting, (on July 20 ) the Chief Minister said that the State government was able to provide vaccination to a large number of people through efficient management. He instructed the officials to focus on vaccination for teachers and complete it before the reopening of schools and further stated that the vaccination for pregnant women should be actively pursued.
So far, the State government received 1,80,82,390 vaccine doses, of which 8,65,500 doses are yet to be administered. As on date, a total of 1,82,49,851 vaccine doses have been administered, where almost 11 lakh doses were saved from wastage through efficient management. All mothers with children under the age of five are 100 percent vaccinated and 31,796 people who are travelling abroad were also vaccinated.
The CM asked all to brace up for a third wave. Since studies were showing that children would be affected in the third wave, officials were instructed to be prepared with a contingency plan.

Official were asked to expedite work Pediatric Supercare Hospitals at Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati.
In regard to Covid measure, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy instructed the authorities to make oxygen beds available right from CHCs to Teaching hospitals and equipp all the PHCs with oxygen cylinders and concentrators. He ordered the officials to ensure proper internet facility is in place for smooth access of Telemedicine services in all health centres. He said that the night curfew must be continued for another week as part of the Covid restrictions from 10pm to 6am and all the protocols must be strictly followed.
The Chief Minister also inquired about the progress of setting up Oxygen Generation plants in every private hospital with more than 50 beds. He clarified that the state government is giving 30 percent incentive for setting up these plants in the State.
Meanwhile, the officials informed the Chief Minister that there were 24,708 active cases at present, where the recovery rate was at 98.05 percent and positivity rate has decreased to 2.83 percent. They said the positivity rate was less than three percent in eight districts and almost 94.19 percent of patients in Network hospitals were being treated under Aarogyasri scheme. The number of black fungus cases have been decreasing , where a total of 4,075 black fungus cases were registered till date of which 863 are undergoing treatment. With regard to vaccination, so far 1,41,42,094 people have been vaccinated, where 1,00,34,337 have got single dose vaccination and 41,07,757 have completed the two-dose vaccination.
Deputy Chief Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas (Nani), Chief Secretary Adityanath Das, DGP Gautam Sawang, Covid Command and Control Chairman Dr KS Jawahar Reddy, Health Principal Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal, Health Secretary M Ravi Chandra, Health Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar, Finance Secretary Sasibhushan Kumar, 104 call center incharge A Babu, Aarogyasri CEO Dr A Mallikarjuna, APMSIDC VC and MD Vijayarama Raju and other officials were present.

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