On the 16th of July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) review meeting with chief ministers (CMs) of southern states. The meeting was held virtually.
During the COVID-19 review meeting, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, appreciated the efforts of the Central Government to combat the deadly virus. He participated in the video conference and discussed the strategy to be followed in the wake of the upcoming COVID-19 third wave.
Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy said, “We have faced the problem of medical infrastructure due to the bifurcation of the state as there are no state-of-the-art medical facilities in the state like Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai.” He further said, “We have surveyed the house 12 times so far and tests were performed to identify and focus on those with symptoms that prevented the expansion of the COVID-19.”
Highlighting about the COVID-19 vaccines provided to Andhra Pradesh, the State CM said, only 53,14,740 vaccines were allocated to the state in July. Of the total, 17,71,580 vaccines were allocated to private hospitals in July. In addition, only 4,20,209 people were vaccinated by private hospitals in June.
Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said they want the leftover vaccine doses in private hospitals redistributed to the government hospital, which would be a major help for people, who cannot afford the vaccines. It would also provide vaccines free of cost and more quickly.
Besides Y.S. Jagan Mohan, from the Andhra Pradesh Government, Deputy Chief Minister Alla Nani, the A.P., Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita, the Director General of Police (DGP) Gautam Sawang,the Intelligence Chief K.V. Rajendranath Reddy, the COVID-19 Task Force Committee Chairman M.T. Krishna Babu, the Medical Health Chief Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal, the Medical and Health Chief Secretary (CoD) Mr. Ravichandra, the Home Secretary Kumar Vishwajit, the Health, and Family Welfare Secretary Katamaneni Bhaskar and other senior officials attended today’s meeting.