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Andhra Pradesh achieves 96.86% first dose COVID-19 vaccination of citizens aged 45 and above

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Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh chairs review meeting with the health department

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy conducted a review meeting with the health department of the state. At the meeting, officials appraised the Chief Minister on the state’s current statistics concerning COVID-19.

  • 86% of citizens aged 45 and above have been administered with their first dose.
  • 33% of citizens aged between 18-45 have been administered with their first dose
  • The daily positivity rate stands at 2.14% and weekly positivity is 2.23%
  • Recovery rate stands at 98.60% and the mortality rate is 0.69%
  • Active Cases in the state are 14,452, with 9,966 patients in home isolation and 926 patients are being treated at COVID care centers.
  • To boot, 10,494 Secretariats have reported 0 Covid-19 cases.
  • The AP Governments’ 104 helpline logged 11,49,622 outgoing calls so far
  • 18 fever surveys have taken place across the state

During the meeting, the Chief Minister instructed officials to take the necessary steps to incorporate PG courses in the newly constructed medical colleges, courses on public health administration are to be included as well, and ensure that training sessions should be provided and availed by Paramedics at said medical colleges.

The Chief Minister instructed officials to ensure continuous monitoring and observation of Public Health, tests for water quality, air quality, and any other health-wise aspect should be available and take place at Village clinics. He also directed officials to work on a strategy that can aid in boosting the infant mortality rate in the state.

The Chief Minister instructed the officials to strengthen the online database of citizens’ health records, with immediate updates on any health condition progression being documented and identification card details made available. All information on this online portal should be updated and available to doctors for a better prognosis. The Chief Minister also tasked officials with conducting detailed research on medications and new modalities to better battle COVID -19 in the next wave.

220,964 oxygen concentrators and 27,311 D-type oxygen cylinders have been made available at hospitals by the state government of Andhra Pradesh. Oxygen pipeline works have successfully been carried out in 108 hospitals. By the 6th of October, 140 hospitals (that possess more than 50 beds each) will be equipped with oxygen generation plants set up by the government of Andhra Pradesh.

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