TS to conduct 50 thousand Covid tests in 30 Assembly segments


At least 50 thousand Corona Virus tests would be conducted in 30 Assembly segments of Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Vikarabad, Medchel, and Sangareddy Districts in next one week to ten days as a precautionary measure, said the Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao.

The CM has also instructed the officials to prepare guidelines for the private hospitals and Labs to conduct Covid tests, offer treatment and the fee to be paid strictly following the Covid conditions.

He was holding a high-level review meeting here in Pragathi Bhavan today on the spread of Corona Virus and the containment measures. The CM has decided to contain the spread of the Coronavirus with strict measures in Hyderabad and its surrounding areas.

Medical and Health Minister Etela Rajender, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, CMO Principal Secretary S Narsing Rao, Secretary Rajasekhar Reddy, senior medical officials, medical experts took part in the meeting. The officials pointed out that compared to other States, the spread of the virus is less in the State. They also said that there is an increase in the percentage of recoveries while there is a fall in the death rate. They stated that when compared to other places in the State, the number of positive cases being registered are more in Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Medchel districts followed by Sangareddy and Vikarabad districts.

In this context, the CM instructed that more focus should be put on Hyderabad and the four districts around it. He also instructed that measures should be taken on a war footing in the 30 Assembly segments in these five districts.

“Though the spread of Coronavirus is less in the State, more number of positive cases are being reported from Hyderabad and its surrounding places. There is a need to put an end to this. In the next ten days as a precautionary measure, 50,000 people from Uppal, LB Nagar, Maheswaram, Ibrahimpatnam, Rajendranagar, Seri Lingampalli, Chevella, Pargi, Vikarabad, Tandoor, Medchel, Malkajgiri, Qutballpur, Kukatpally, Malakpet, Amberpet, Musheerabad, Khairatabad, Jubilee Hills, Sanath Nagar, Nampally, Karawan, Gosha Mahal, Charminar, Chandrayangutta, Yakutpura, Bahadurpura, Secunderabad, Cantonment, Patancheru Assembly Constituencies Corona detection tests would be conducted. Utilize the services of the private labs and hospitals in this regard. The officials should finalize the guidelines for conducting tests, the fee collected by the private labs and hospitals. Offer home Quarantine for those who tested positive but have no serious symptoms,” the CM said.

“We have taken a decision to conduct tests on 50,000 people as a precaution to protect Hyderabad. People should not get panic. However, everyone should follow the personal hygiene and precautions. Especially the aged should remain in their homes only. People with other health complications should also be careful. The government is ready to offer treatment to the Coronavirus positive patients whatever may their number. Test Kits, PPE Kits, ventilators, ICU Beds, beds, masks are available with the government adequately. Nobody should entertain any fear. Besides taking measures on a war footing to contain the virus, the government is in all preparedness to offer medical treatment to the patients with all the commitment and alertness,” the CM declared.