Warangal: "Do not worry if you contract Coronavirus. Don't let fear demoralise you," said Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao while interacting with patients undergoing treatment at the COVID ward of the MGM hospital in Warangal on Friday. KCR's visit was intended to examine the possibilities of shifting the Warangal Central Prison to the suburbs of the city and setting up a health facility in its place.
Together with the MGM hospital, the regional eye hospital, the PMSSY super specialty hospital and the Kakatiya Medical College abutting each other, the area currently occupied by the prison will become a medical hub in Warangal and will be capable of serving the North Telangana districts.
Arriving more than an hour later than his scheduled time, the CM walked straight into the ICU of the COVID ward at the MGM hospital. Wearing only a mask and a face shield for protective gear, he walked up to the COVID patients' beds and enquired about the treatment they were receiving. He urged them to convey any shortcomings in treatment and made a note of them. He also examined the medical equipment present in the ward.
Speaking to the hospital staff, KCR appreciated the junior doctors and other employees for their services. He directed the medical and health department officials to procure the required equipment for the hospital.
Following lunch at Rajya Sabha MP Capt V. Lakshmikantha Rao's residence at Hunter Road, KCR headed towards the Warangal Central Prison. He interacted with the inmates and examined the products made by them. He took a complete tour of the prison and elicited information from the officials. He later took part in a video conference with the collectors of all the districts and discussed the treatment of Coronavirus and the statewide lockdown under implementation.