For the first time since the pandemic hit the country in March last year, Telangana state Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has paid a visit to the Gandhi Hospital, which is supposed to be the designated nodal hospital to treat COVID patients from across the State.
Along with state finance minister T Harish Rao and others, KCR arrived at Gandhi hospital on Wednesday afternoon and directly went into the ICU and emergency wards. He personally inquired about the conditions of the patients and urged them not to worry as the doctors are putting their full efforts to ensure their speedy recovery. KCR also expressed content over the services being rendered by the hospital authorities at the Gandhi Hospital. The CM also had a word with the doctors and nurses about the availability of oxygen supplies and emergency medicines.
KCR's visit to Gandhi Hospital comes close on the heels of the exit of Medical and Health Minister Eatala Rajender earlier this month. The CM has kept the Medical and Health portfolio with himself and directed Somesh Kumar, the Chief Secretary, to closely monitor the grim situation and take appropriate measures.
In the last few days, Telangana has been witnessing more recoveries than new positive cases. The state government has decided to extend the lockdown till May 30.
On Tuesday, the State reported 3,982 new cases and 27 deaths and registered 5,182 recoveries. There are 48,110 active cases in the State.