Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday directed Director-General Police (DGP), district collectors, and other police officers to strictly implement the lockdown in the state. KCR said the state government has imposed lockdown keeping in view the overall health of the people without bothering about revenue losses.
" The state government has decided to impose lockdown not bothering about the heavy revenue loss to the state. In the present situation, it is the responsibility of the DGP and the Collectors to implement the lockdown in true letter and spirit under the Disaster Management Act guidelines," he said.
The CM said except for the four-hour relaxation period, lockdown should be implemented for the rest of 20 hours. Only people having emergency passes and essential services should be exempted. "Don't show any laxity or lenience," he said.
KCR expressed his unhappiness over lockdown not being implemented properly in some districts. He made it clear that lockdown should be implemented in toto. He said Sarpanches and other public representatives are implementing the lockdown voluntarily in the villages. He said in the urban centers, it should be implemented more effectively. The CM wanted stringent measures to be taken against people roaming on roads after 10.10 AM.
He instructed the officials to expedite the Paddy procurement programme in the next ten days as Rohini Karte is approaching. "Paddy procurement should be done on a fast track. While I was coming here by Helicopter I have seen Paddy stocks dried in open. Since Rohini Karte is entering in four or five days, farmers would be busy with the agricultural operations. Hence the Paddy procurement should be completed quickly," he said.
The CM said MGM Hospital will be converted into Mother and Child Hospital and the present Jail premises would be converted into a multi super specialty hospital with the latest technology, equipment, and medical services. A Jail would be built on the lines of Cherlapally Open Air Jail in a sprawling Campus on Warangal outskirts.
On Friday, a team led by the CM visited Warangal as part of his programme to monitor and supervise the COVID treatment and facilities available at the government hospitals. The CM, who reached Warangal by helicopter, visited the MGM Hospital. He visited the ICU, General wards and interacted with the patients.
The CM went spoke to patients and enquired about the treatment, medicines, and the quality of food being supplied. He enquired about their personal details and instilled confidence among them. He advised them not to entertain any fear or anxiety about COVID. Later, the CM visited the general ward. The CM went around the MGM hospital and inspected the way sanitation is maintained and other facilities.
The CM had enquired from the doctors about the medical facilities and treatment given to the people. The CM has instructed senior Medical and Health Officials to provide the required facilities and treatment to the patients and they should not worry anything about the availability of funds. The CM enquired from the staff and Nurses about the problems faced by them. He lauded their services.
Later, he visited the Warangal Central Jail. He examined the Handloom and Steel and other products made by the prisoners. He went around the Barracks and interacted with the prisoners. The CM gave a patient hearing to their problems. He inquired about the facilities inside the Jail. He also accepted their petitions.
The CM also inquired about the supply of medicines and Oxygen in the districts. The CM wanted implementation of the second household Fever Survey. He instructed collectors to take special care of sanitation in the hospitals. The CM instructed the GHMC Commissioner and the Collectors to ensure that the garbage at the Corona hospitals should be cleared at regular intervals.
The CM said problems of all categories of outsourcing employees would be solved at the Cabinet meeting. He urged the medical staff to work with the same zeal. He instructed the district collectors to prepare a list of super spreaders like RTC Drivers, Conductors, Sales personnel, and vegetable vendors. He said the state government has decided to conduct a special drive for them.