Vijayawada: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has virtually inaugurated 144 Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) oxygen plants that have been set up at various government hospitals across the State.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the government has been taking all measures in containing coronavirus ahead of the third wave and as part of it, 144 oxygen plants have been set up in government hospitals at a cost of Rs 426 crore.
Besides establishing 144 oxygen plants in government hospitals, the government is also providing a 30 per cent subsidy to private hospitals with over 100-bed capacity to set up an oxygen plant.
He said that steps were taken to achieve self-sufficiency in oxygen production and storage, as the entire country faced severe shortage of oxygen during the second wave.
Oxygen pipelines were linked to 24,419 beds in various government hospitals at a cost of Rs 90 crore and Paediatric Care Units with 20 beds have been set up at community health centres.
Recalling the initial times of Covid, he said that 20 state-of-the-art VRDL labs have been set up in the State, increasing the testing capacity from zero to one lakh tests per day.
With the possible threat from Omicron, a genome sequencing lab has been set up in Vijayawada, which is second in the country next to Kerala. In regard to vaccination, he said that 80 per cent of people above 18 years have received two doses of vaccine and 82 per cent of teens between 15-18 years were administered with a single dose of vaccine.
Telangana State Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundarajan on Sunday along with her family members had darshan of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala.
Panchayati Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao has requested the people and the officials to be on the alert in view of the unseasonal rains in United Warangal district, Palakurthi constituency and other places in the State.
Telangana Congress chief A. Revanth Reddy paid rich floral tributes to S. Jaipal Reddy, former Union Minister, Best Parliamentarian Award on his 80th Birth Anniversary on Sunday in the city.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will hold a cabinet meeting on Monday in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the state.
he famous club of the city – Secunderabad Club– witnessed a massive fire accident. The entire club gutted in the fire that spread in the early hours is Sunday. Ten fire tenders were rushed to the accident spot and brought the fire under control by toiling themselves up for three hours.