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    Emulate Delhi model in fight against COVID-19, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy tells states

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    The union minister visited Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (TIMS), a 14-storey building at the sports complex at Gachibowli which was transformed into a hospital.

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    G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of state from Home
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    Hyderabad: All the states in the country need to emulate the "Delhi model" for controlling the spread of the coronavirus, Union Minister of state from Home G Kishan Reddy said here on Saturday.

    "I am requesting the state government (Telangana) to focus on testing, tracing and treatment. There is a need to increase the number of tests (in Telangana). The more number of the tests, the faster the containment of the disease. You know, Delhi as a union territory I am personally monitoring. There is 84 per cent recovery rate in Delhi. All the states should emulate the Delhi model," he told reporters.

    The union minister visited Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (TIMS), a 14-storey building at the sports complex at Gachibowli which was transformed into a hospital.

    Even in future as part of the fight against coronavirus, the Centre will send required quantities of PPE kits and ventilators to Telangana, he further said.

    "The State government should take care of medical professionals involved in COVID-19 treatment. All hospitals should ensure that required quantities of oxygen are available. The Centre has provided 1,200 ventilators to Telangana. N-95 masks and PPE kits and HCQ tablets are also being sent to the state," he added.

    He requested asymptomatic patients to be in home isolation and not to venture out to ensure the spread of the disease.

    The union minister urged the state government to provide incentives to coronavirus frontline warriors such as doctors, nurses and other staff as a token of appreciation for their services and instil confidence.

    He also advised people not to rush to private hospitals for treatment and make use of government facilities in view of high costs being changed by the former.
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    3 Comments on this Story

    vijayankg3 days ago
    Central intervention in Delhi by HM at the appropriate time helped Delhi from difficult position .minister is correct
    Ramamohana Kodali3 days ago
    Kerala has shown the way. Controlling Covid 19 in the biggest slum Dharavi should be a case study for the world. And now in Delhi.What is needed is leadership at state level.
    Sk iyer3 days ago
    Mr. Minister congratulate you and your team for the good job done in Delhi. Why were you waiting till now to speak to all stake holders, all states on the success model of Delhi. Please communicate regularly and strongly. Doctors and Delhi administration manager should be sharing there experiences and help other states on efficient covid management.
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