Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday practically inaugurated CT scanning and MRI facilities at teaching hospitals in Kadapa, Nellore, Ongole and Srikakulam as part of the state government’s efforts to expand medical infrastructure to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jagan Mohan Reddy said that only seven of the eleven teaching hospitals offer CT scanning and MRI services. Now all 11 teaching hospitals could provide these diagnostic services.
The government also set up 16 new teaching hospitals and one nursing school in each constituency to prepare for future emergencies.
The chief minister said the daily number of new positive cases was over 20,000, but the state government managed to control the death rate despite not having the medical facilities a Tier 1 state would have.
He claimed that the death rate from AP is much lower compared to many other states. This was made possible by the warriors at the front who dedicated themselves to the war against the pandemic. Ministers Alla Kali Krishna Srinivasa Rao and Audimulapu Suresh and the Chief Secretary (Health) AK Singhal were present.