Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh government has geared up to tackle possible third COVID wave in the state.

During a meeting, officials informed Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy that 20,964 oxygen concentrators and 27,311 D type oxygen cylinders have been made available to meet any exigency. Officials said oxygen pipeline works are completed in 108 hospitals.

They said the state government is setting up oxygen generation plants in 140 hospitals. Officials informed the Chief Minister that 2,23,34,971 people were administered vaccines. Of whom, 1,31,62,815 received single-dose, while 91,72,156 have been administered with two doses.

Officials informed the Chief Minister that there are 14,452 active cases across the state. The recovery rate is 98.60 percent. There are zero active cases registered in 10,494 secretariats and 3,560 patients are being treated in hospitals, 926 people are in COVID Care Centers and 9,966 people are in home isolation.

They said 92.50 percent of COVID patients in the network hospitals are being treated under Arogyasri and 70.69 percent of them in private hospitals.

Health Department officials who visited Kerala recently to examine COVID and other issues at the ground level also briefed the Chief Minister.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has asked the officials to bring down the infant mortality rate and prepare best guidelines for Family Health Doctors concept.

Jagan instructed the officials to take steps to start PG courses in new medical colleges and ensure paramedical staff is provided training in medical colleges.

He stressed the need for introducing courses on public health administration. The Chief Minister said there should be continuous observation and monitoring of public health. He said testing facilities should be available at Village Clinics. He said dialysis units should be made available at required CHCs.

The Chief Minister instructed the officials to take steps to maintain health data. He said the data of testing or treatment of anyone should be uploaded on the website with their identification card details.

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