From Our Bureau
23rd April 2020
Twenty seven fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in Telangana on Thursday, taking the State’s total to 970 confirmed cases. The death toll rose to 25, with one fresh fatality reported in the last 24 hours. 262 patients were discharged after recovery so far and 693 active confirmed cases are in the hospitals now, according to official status update.
Director of Public Health and Family Welfare said that in view of Covid-19 global pandemic, the State of Telangana has strengthened surveillance, contact tracing and containment measures against the possible spread of disease. New positive cases were reported from GHMC and other districts.
Telangana State Health Minister Eatala Rajender told a media conference that barring a few, most of the COVID-19 active cases in Gandhi Hospital were in a stable condition. He pointed out that earlier in the day, 58 patients were discharged after recovery.
“We are doing our best to strictly implement lockdown measures across the containment zones. We are hoping that in the next three to four days, we should be able to control the spread of the Corona virus in Telangana, “ he added.
Meanwhile, the GHMC, in a press note, said that all containment zones in Hyderabad are taken up for containment activities by barricading the entire area, as per the guidelines issued by the Government. All roads of the locality are closed by giving one common entry and exit point to the zone. The containment zone information is also intimated to all the residents of that area.
Nodal Officers were appointed from GHMC, Health, Police, Entomology wings. Sanitation officer is also appointed from GHMC. Surveillance team is appointed to conduct door to door fever survey. For supply of medicines from nearest Medical shop, vendor details are communicated to the all households.
Restrictions are imposed on all residents in the containment area to confine in their houses. One Nodal officer is appointed for the convenience of the public in containment area. Pamphlets are distributed to all residents with contact numbers to attend essential needs. Vendors are also appointed for supplying essential commodities, vegetables and milk. GHMC appointed one employee to attend to the household calls for home delivery.
Special teams are deployed to do sanitation two times in a day. Teams are also appointed for spraying sodium hypo chlorite chemical twice a day in the containment zone. Emergency teams are working round the clock to monitor the situation in the containment area. (eom)