Chief Secretaries asked to keep the number of Covid deaths low

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Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba underlined the need to keep the number of Covid deaths as low as possible.

He was holding a video conference with all the chief secretaries of the state today on the issues pertaining to strict enforcement of lockdown measures in containment zones, increasing testing capacities and utilization of technology for tracing, testing and other measures.

He further asked the chief secretaries to personally review and take stock of the personal protection equipment, availability of N95 masks, clinical management and other infrastructural issues.

Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar informed that the state has ramped up testing facilities and working on enforcing surveillance in containment zones after the visit of the central team to the state.

State DGP Mahender Reddy, Special Chief Secretary, Health Smt Shanti Kumari, Principal Secretary, GAD Vikas Raj, Principal Secretary, Home Ravi Gupta attended the video conference.