Niti Aayog member Dr Vinod Kumar Paul along with senior officials of the Government of India interacted with the Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and other officials on the management of Covid 19 situation in the state.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary informed that the Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao has been monitoring the situation pertaining to the pandemic daily and under his guidance, the state government has achieved considerable progress on all parameters. The state has ramped up testing facilities, hospital infrastructure, availability of oxygen beds. Further adequate stock of all key consumables and equipment have been ensured. 4000 posts of health care professionals have been sanctioned since March this year to address the issue of human resources, he added. Home isolation of the patients is being monitored through the Home Isolation Telemedicine and Management (HITAM) app. The health department is being assisted by a team of senior officers for support on key thematic areas of pandemic management.
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health Government of India Smt Aarti Ahuja, Dr Raveendran, Secretary Health and Family Welfare Rizvi, Secretary PR & RD Raghunandan Rao, Secretary Finance Ronald Ross, Commissioner Health Smt Karuna and other senior officials were present.