Ramp up RT-PCR tests, says Telangana CM after PM meet | Hyderabad News - Times of India

Ramp up RT-PCR tests, says Telangana CM after PM meet | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: With a rapid surge in Covid-19 cases, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has directed health department officials to increase RT-PCR tests and complete 100 per cent vaccination to all frontline workers in various departments by taking up a special drive. He also asked the health department to procure required number of RT-PCR tests kits for ramping up the tests.

On Thursday, the high court had asked the government to ramp up RT-PCR tests to combat Covid-19. The CM said police, TSRTC, panchayat raj, municipal administration and revenue departments’ frontline workers should be vaccinated in full within one week on a war-footing.
KCR, who participated in PM Narendra Modi’s video conference with chief ministers on Covid-9 cases on Thursday, said district collectors should hold video conferences with district officials and make arrangements. He also said all people above 45 years should be vaccinated.
He held a review meeting with health minister Eatala Rajender and senior health officials on coronavirus cases. “RT-PCR tests centers should be set up in Gadwal, Wanaparthy, Khammam, Kothagudem, Mahabubabad, Nirmal, Mancherial, Kamareddy, Sangareddy, Medak, Jagtial, Peddapalli, Ramagundam, Bhuvanagiri, Jangaon and Vikarabad immediately,” the CM said.
The CM spoke to DGP M Mahendar Reddy and principal secretaries of departments like Arvind Kumar, Sunil Sharma, Sandeep Kumar Sultania and GHMC commissioner DS Lokesh Kumar over phone to take steps for completion of vaccination drive for frontline workers and send reports to the CMO on a daily basis.
The CM cautioned the people to wear masks and maintain social distancing as the second wave is alarming. “People in Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Medchal, municipal corporations and municipalities should be more alert,” he said. KCR also directed the DGP to ensure strict implementation of wearing masks. “The government has already issued a GO. The police department should implement the orders,” he said.


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