Telangana Government has announced the completion of the first round of the fever survey. The survey lasted for over a week and twenty-nine districts have been already covered. In this survey, more than three lakh (3,45,951) people were found to have COVID-19 like symptoms such as fever, cough, cold, etc.
77+ lakh households were surveyed over last week and 3 lakh + home isolation kits were distributed. "The second round survey will begin soon as per Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao's orders," Health Minister Harish Rao announced. The minister advised those having symptoms of Covid not to rush to medical stores to buy the medicines as the government is supplying home isolation kits free of cost.
Each kit contains seven medicines and an advisory on how to use them. The medicines include Azithromycin (antibiotics/ antiviral), Paracetamol (fever), Levocetirizine (cold), Ranitidine (acidity), Vitamin C, Multivitamin and Vitamin D for improving immunity. The medicines provided in the kit have to be taken for five days.
Meanwhile, the Health Department has informed the High Court on Friday that the positivity rate remained low at around 3.7 percent. Meanwhile, there are allegations that the health staff did not visit the apartments and gated communities in GHMC, Medchal Malkajgiri, and Rangareddy where about 60 percent of cases of the state were reported.