Andhra CM Asks Officials to Speed Up Construction of PHCs

 - Sakshi Post

Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday conducted a review meeting on control of Covid-19, vaccination, health hubs, recruitment of staff in health centres and government hospitals across the State.

During the review, the Chief Minister directed officials to ensure all government hospitals have sufficient staff as per the national standards, without any compromise. He instructed the authorities to focus on the construction of 176 PHCs, to which they informed that the works shall start by January 2022 and complete within nine months.

The officials informed the Chief Minister that a job calendar has been prepared based on the vacancies identified in various hospitals and are set to issue job notifications on October 20 and further complete the selection process and issue appointment orders on December 10 to those posts notified by DPHFW. Similarly, the selection process of all those posts notified under DME will be completed by December 5. In regard to APVVP, the notifications will be issued between October 20-23 and complete the selection process by December 25.

In regard to Covid-19, the officials informed the Chief Minister that there are 6034 active cases across the state and recovery rate is 99.01 percent and positivity rate is 1.36 percent. There are zero active cases registered in 12,833 secretariats. They said 91.28 percent of COVID patients in network hospitals are being treated under Arogyasri and 69.62 percent are availing treatment in private hospitals under Arogyasri. 

Keeping the Covid third wave in view, the officials informed that 27,311 oxygen concentrators and 27,311 D type oxygen cylinders were made available and added that the state government is setting up oxygen generation plants in 140 hospitals, which would be made available by the end of October. The officials informed the Chief Minister that 3,00,38,454 people were administered vaccines of which 1,33,80,259 received a single dose while 1,66,58,195 have been administered with two doses. So far, 4,66,96,649 doses of vaccine have been utilised in the State.

Deputy Chief Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas, Chief Secretary Dr Sameer Sharma, Principal Secretary of Finance Shashi Bhushan, Principal Secretary of Medical Health Anil Kumar Singhal, Chief Secretary of Medical Health (Covid Management and Vaccination) M Ravichandra, Covid Task Force Committee Chairman MT Krishnababu, 104 Call Center In-Charge A Babu, Health and Family Welfare Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar, Arogyasri CEO V Vinay Chand, APMSIDC VC and MD D Muralidhar Reddy, APVVP Commissioner Dr V Vinod Kumar and others were present

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