Telangana to start vaccinating police personnel from Feb 6

Eatala Rajendra, the Minister for Health, Telangana on Friday announced that the vaccination for police personnel will begin from February 6 onwards. This is phase II of immunization of frontline workers in Telangana.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  5 Feb 2021 3:58 PM GMT
Telangana to start vaccinating police personnel from Feb 6

Hyderabad: Eatala Rajendra, the Minister for Health, Telangana on Friday announced that the vaccination for police personnel will begin from February 6 onwards. This is phase II of immunization of frontline workers in Telangana.

Around 80,000 police personnel will get vaccinated from February 6. We have successfully conducted the vaccine program on healthcare workers. Till 4th of February, the state has vaccinated 1,88,279 health workers," said Eatala Rajendra.

The health minister also announced that the government is planning to have COVID free hospitals in the state. "The government has made special arrangements for the COVID patients across state-run hospitals, currently with the number of fresh cases on a decline, officials are working on turning certain hospitals as COVID free," said the health minister.

After the strike of the junior doctors at Gandhi hospital, the government turned Chest Hospital in Koti, as COVID nodal centre. Though the government said that the patients with organ failure problems with COVID can visit Gandhi hospital with lungs problems can visit Chest Hospital and with common symptoms of COVID, can visitTIMS hospital.

The health minister also said that the health department has completed the required procedure for promotions of health workers. "The government has decided to promote 1400, which includes doctors, nurses and health workers. The file related to the promotions to TVVP was approved by the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. The eligible will get their promotion soon," said the health minister.

In another announcement, the health minister said, Dental implants will also be provided completely free of charge. "Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital will also provide state-of-the-art medical equipment. NIMS Hospital is back to normal. We will increase the number of ICU beds to 500," were a few more announcements.

The government is also setting up state-of-the-art operation theatres for organ transplants at Gandhi Hospital at a cost of Rs 35 crore. In this regard, the state has asked the Center to allocate funds for setting up cancer and MCH centres through the National Health Mission.


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