Central team arrives in city, reviews situation with GHMC officials

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Community Cooperation is mandatory for containment of COVID-19, said Central government Joint Secretary Sanjay Jaju.

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He held a review meeting along with central team members comprising Vikas Gade, Dr Ravinder on Wednesday at GHMC Head Office with GHMC Commissioner DS Lokesh Kumar and other senior officials on the steps taken to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the GHMC area.

He inquired about the situation prevalent in zone, ward and circle wise in the GHMC area. He said that the Lockdown restrictions have almost been relaxed. Private hospitals and Labs in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai are conducting COVID tests and around 70 per cent of tests are becoming positive corona cases from there, he told.

He discussed in detail regarding Number of positive cases in the GHMC area, methods adopted in contact tracing, facilities available for COVID testing, Hospitals, Home quarantine, home isolation, containment issues with the officials. He said in the present scenario to contain virus spread of Home Quarantine is the only method available.

As the cases are increasing more than a hundred per day all district collectors, health officials, deputy commissioners in GHMC limits are asked to create a what’s app group to improve coordination issues and also to share information without any time lag. He has asked to add senior officials numbers in the group for the dissemination of information pertaining to Central government guidelines with regard to coronavirus.

He also enquired about the COVID -19 Control room and its functioning. Hyderabad District Collector Swetha Mohanty, Additional Commissioner B.Santosh, CCP Devender reddy, COVID-19 control room OSD Anuradha were also present.

The striking doctors at Gandhi hospital have called off their strike after their meeting with the Health Minister Etela Rajendar this evening.

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