Government seeks oxygen supply: Minister

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Minister of Civil Care and Consumer Affairs Kodali Sri Venkateswara Rao said the state government is making every effort to ensure supplies of medical oxygen and remdesivir to COVID patients as demand grows.

Mr Rao, along with Minister Perni Venkataramaiah’s MLAs and officials, reviewed the COVID situation in the district on Monday.

Mr Venkataramaiah said all COVID treatment and management protocols set by the government would be followed by the district administration. He appealed to people not to venture out unless there was important work to be done and helped the government fight the spread of COVID.

He asked COVID patients with fewer symptoms to seek treatment in COVID care centers, where the government provided medication and food.

District Collector A.Md. Imtiaz said COVID treatment was available in 46 hospitals in the district. He said the spread of COVID infection has been 1: 2 in the past and is now 1: 4.

Avanigadda MLA Simhadri Ramesh, Mylavaram MLA Vasantha Krishna Prasad, Nuzvid MLA M. Venkata Pratap Apparao, Pedana MLA Jogi Ramesh, Tiruvuru MLA K. Rakshananidhi, Pamarru MLA K. Anil Kumar and others were present.

The ministers asked the district administration to issue an exhibition notice to the affected VMC officials who did not attend the meeting.

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