Telangana health minister Eatala Rajender
HYDERABAD: State health minister Eatala Rajender on Wednesday inaugurated special buses designed for intelligent monitoring and testing of Covid-19 cases.
“Tracing, testing and treatment is a continuous process. Testing has increased in the state to 17,000 per day now and around 80 per cent of the patients are being kept in home quarantine. Doctors and officials monitor their health. Retired doctors are also being roped in,” said the minister.
Saying that the rapid antigen testing is being done at the primary health centres and basti dawakhanas too, the minister stressed that patients do not have to bear any expenses and advised people not to go to private facilities.
“The government will take care of everything. Symptomatic patients and patients with comorbidities are being treated at various hospitals. Of all the patients only 14 per cent need hospitalization and only 5 per cent need oxygen and ventilator support. We are giving best medicine including Remdesivir. We have started swab collection in buses today. Each bus will have 10- 12 counters and the buses will go to all areas. We will try to save every person,” he added.