Administer 2 Cr vaccine doses by Dec, conduct only RTPCR tests: Jagan to officials

Chief Minister directed the officials to expedite the vaccination process and complete it by fixing targets.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  30 Nov 2021 1:51 AM GMT
Administer 2 Cr vaccine doses by Dec, conduct only RTPCR tests: Jagan to officials

Vijayawada: Amid growing concern about Omicron, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asked the officials to speed up the vaccination drive and administer two crore doses by December end.

Jagan was chairing a review meeting to review the COVID situation in the wake of Omicron.

Chief Minister directed the officials to expedite the vaccination process and complete it by fixing targets. The Chief Minister directed the officials to administer two crore doses by end of December. He said to focus should be on the districts where the process is slow.

He instructed the officials to start a drive on using masks and ensure no mass gatherings take place. He asked officials to continue door-to-door fever survey and vaccination.

He instructed the officials to check the facilities in the COVID hospitals. He directed the officials to inspect quarantine centers, Covid care centers, and Covid call centers once again.

He suggested the officials check the functioning of Oxygen Generation Plants in all hospitals. He directed the officials to set up special medical teams at airports in Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad to screen people en route to Andhra Pradesh.

He said only RTPCR tests should be conducted. He said rapid tests should be avoided. He asked the officials to complete tendering formalities of the medical colleges.

The officials informed the Chief Minister that the recovery rate in Andhra Pradesh is 99.20 and the positivity rate is 0.64. Daily average cases were 197 and total active cases were 2,140.

They said preparations have been made to tackle the third wake. They said there are 82 hundred beds available in government hospitals. Officials said 87.43 percent of the people were administered the first dose and 62.19 percent are fully vaccinated. Officials said and they would complete the vaccination process by January.

They informed the Chief Minister that the new variant Omicron has been mutating and spreading fast. They said 15 percent of samples are being sent to CCMB for the genomic sequence to identify this variant. They said a genome sequencing lab will be available in Vijayawada soon. They said special focus is being laid on people arriving from South Africa, Botswana, and Hong Kong.

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