Vijayawada: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday gave a nod for filling up 14,200 vacant posts in Primary Healthcare Centers, Medical Colleges, and Teaching hospitals.
The chief minister asked the concerned authorities to complete the recruitment process by November 15. During the review meeting, the chief minister instructed officials to ensure that there is no staff crunch in hospitals. He said though the state government has been spending a huge amount to construct hospitals, lack of staff has become a major concern and it needs to be addressed. He directed the officials to take measures to ensure the best healthcare services in government hospitals.
The chief minister said instructed the officials to recruit more doctors for better healthcare. He asked the officials to conduct special vaccination drives in East Godavari, West Godavari, and Krishna districts. He instructed the officials to continue the night curfew and implement restrictions in districts having a high positivity rate.
The officials informed the chief minister that there are 13,749 active cases across the state. They said the recovery rate is 98.60 percent and the positivity rate is 2.12 percent. There are zero active cases in 10,921 secretariats. Around 2787 patients are being treated in hospitals and 562 people are in COVID Care Centers. They said 91.33 percent of COVID patients in the network hospitals are being treated under Arogyasri.
They said the positivity rate is less than 3 % in 10 districts. It is less than 3 to 5 percent in two districts. It is more than 5 percent in one district. The officials informed the chief minister that 20,964 oxygen concentrators and 27,311 D-type oxygen cylinders have been made available. They said oxygen pipeline works have been completed in 128 hospitals.
They said the state government is setting up oxygen generation plants in 143 hospitals having a capacity of more than 50 beds. The officials informed the chief minister that 2,61,56,928 people were administered the vaccine. Of whom 1,34,96,579 received one dose, while 1,26,60,349 have been administered both doses.