Telangana Government is once again trying to motivate IT companies to open offices. This time, the Telangana Government's Director of Public Health, GS Rao has made the appeal assuring that the third wave of the pandemic is not possible until March next year.
"It's time for IT companies to open offices as lakhs of livelihoods are indirectly dependent on the companies. The staff of these companies and their families are 100 % vaccinated and going by the numbers, the COVID caseload is low. So, there is absolutely no need for panic and offices should open with necessary COVID safety measures in place," GS Rao told the media.
He also urged parents to send kids to schools. "We have tested around 1.5 Lakh students across the state and only fifty-seven have been tested positive," he said.
"Of the 2.8 crore beneficiaries in Telangana, only 49% did not receive even the first dose of COVID vaccine yet. A special drive to vaccinate everyone in rural localities and towns in Telangana will be launched in a few days," he said.
He also confirmed that the Telangana Health department has received complaints against private hospitals which provided unnecessary treatment for Dengue (infusing platelets when the count did not drop to alarming levels). "Shutting down private hospitals is not an option. We appeal to the hospitals' management to act in a noble manner. Laws need to be strengthened to prevent unnecessary treatments," he said.