Etela Rajender asks Centre to supply ventilators on priority

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State Minister for Medical and Health Etela Rajender sought the immediate supply of 1000 ventilators from the Central government in view of its requirement in the state.

The minister raised this demand during his telecon with the Union Deputy Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ashwin Kumar Chobe. He reminded the minister his earlier requests to this effect and informed that the requirement has gone up as the 1500-bedded TIMS hospital had been readied at Gachibowli.

The state government had to purchase the PPE kits, N-95 masks at higher prices after the centre failed to supply the same from the HCL as promised earlier. “If centre provides us these kits the financial burden on the state would come down”, he pointed out.