Hyderabad rains: 90 tests COVID positive in relief camps

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  19 Oct 2020 3:26 PM GMT
Hyderabad rains: 90 tests COVID positive in relief camps

Hyderabad: Director of Public Health, Dr Srinivas Rao said that 90 people have tested COVID positive in the GHMC rain relief camps. Total 3,406 people have been tested after showing symptoms of COVID.

“To prevent the spread of COVID in relief camps, the tests are being conducted for everyone with symptoms. So far 3406 people with symptoms have undergone corona tests and 90 of them have been diagnosed as positive. They were admitted to a designated hospital,” said, Director of Public Health.

There are 585 medical camps have been conducted in GHMC since the onset of rains and 50 mobile camps have been conducted by 104 vehicles. So far, 38,516 people have been medically tested and given medicines through these camps. Around 30,367 people were provided with masks, and 2,795 citizens were provided sanitisers.

The health minister of Telangana, Eatala Rajender on Monday said that seasonal diseases are likely to spread in the wake of heavy rains across the state. The number of people suffering from colds has increased. Their characteristics are similar to those of the COVID. Health Minister has appealed the public to undergo COVD tests if there are any symptoms.

“Health workers are campaigning in rural areas, especially in the town of Hyderabad. Those with seasonal diseases should be careful and should not spread to others. ORS packets and chlorination tablets are being delivered to households in flood-affected areas as there is a possibility of further spread of diseases through contaminated water,” said Health Minister.

People are urged to make full use of them as corona tests are available in all government hospitals.

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