Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to pay Rs 5,000 incentive to the plasma donors. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has instructed officials to prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) for donation and details of bed strength, the availability of help desks in the hospitals identified for Covid treatment in every district.

The Chief Minister directed officials to monitor four aspects, namely, medicines, treatment, food and hygiene in the 138 COVID hospitals in the state. He directed the officials to amplify the helpdesks by appointing Aarogyamitras. ‘Emergency medicines should be available at all the hospitals and pay 5,000 incentive to the donors of Plasma for treatment’,The Chief Minister said.

According to the health bulletin, 36,778 beds are available in 138 hospitals. Out of 70,446 active cases, 14,042 patients are in hospitals, 18,753 persons are in COVID care centers, and 35,660 members are in home isolation and 1,436 cured patients are discharged on Thursday. 3,541 patients are being given oxygen or on Ventilators, and 28,911 Oxygen beds are ready for use, said Officials.

Patients who have been suffering from fever for 2-3 days and with respiratory problems will be admitted in hospitals regardless of COVID test and this decision is taken considering the health conditions of the patients who died due to COVID in the state.

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