Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, on 26 April, announced that the state government will give Rs. 2,000 to all COVID-19 patients who recover and are discharged. The money is so they can buy nutritious food and enhance immunity.
Out of the 231 patients who have been discharged in Andhra Pradesh so far, a few have already received the amount, said the Chief Minister.
Officials informed Jagan that due to media reports, a few patients who have recovered are facing discrimination in the state. The Chief Minister asked officials to take necessary steps to instill confidence among people and to educate people about the facts to prevent the spread of fake news.
The officials said that in Vijaywada two people who were infected with Corona virus transmitted it to 19 others. Similarly, in West Godavari, a Delhi returnee transmitted the virus to other people. State health officials are also discussing the aftereffects of the lockdown and health of high-risk patients due to the COVID-19 outbreak with experts.
Meanwhile, Jagan also told the officials to complete the Nadu-Nedu programme to renovate government schools by June and asked them to improve the infrastructure in hospitals. He said that COVID-19 should not affect other emergency facilities. Jagan has ordered that all vacancies for doctors and nurses in the state be filled.
As of 26 April, Andhra Pradesh has recorded 1,097 COVID-19 cases, out of which 81 were reported in the past 24 hours, the highest in the state after the lockdown.