The Andhra Pradesh Government, on the 20th of October, decided to include the post Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 ailments in the Aarogyasri scheme.
In Andhra Pradesh, after being recovered from the Novel Coronavirus infection, 10 % of patients are suffering from post COVID-19 ailments, like ears, eyes, lungs, kidney and other health related issues.
Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, during a review conference meeting, directed the officials to be alert on post COVID-19 ailments.
During the virtual meeting, Mr. Jagan also discussed the handling of COVID-19.
Concerned about the patients with the post COVID-19 ailments, Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy said the patients should take precautions for at least six to eight weeks to overcome the ailment, even if there were mild symptoms and refer them to Aarogyasri empanelled hospitals.
In addition, the Andhra Pradesh CM said patients should be aware of the precautions taken for their ailments. In regard to this, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy asked the officials to create an awareness about the same through 104 emergency number.
Besides, patients with any post COVID-19 ailment should be admitted to the hospital immediately in 30 minutes after receiving information. Extra care should be taken in maintaining hygiene in the 200 Aarogyasri hospitals.
Help desks should function at all the hospitals and it should be ensured in the private hospitals within 15 days.
Posters should be arranged at the help desks giving all details about the precautions to be taken and two Arogya Mitras should run the help desks.
CCTVs should be arranged at the help desks to monitor their functioning.
The meeting was concluded with strict warning against corruption. Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said the Arogya Mitras have to monitor the availability of doctors, medicines and health services to the people and give daily reports to the collectors, joint collectors or the health secretary.
A special drive should be conducted in the coming 10 days to create awareness on the precautions to be taken by the people for the Post COVID-19.
The meeting was attended by joint collectors, cabinet ministers, health officials and other senior leaders.
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