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People should not be scared or feel fearful about Coronavirus : CM

Hyderabad:Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said that people should not be scared or feel fearful about Corona, as the spread was not on alarming scales though there were relaxations given in the lockdown guidelines.

But yet people should be cautious and alert, the Chief Minister said.

He declared that if there is an increase in the positive cases, the Medical and Health departments is ready to offer medical services to any number of cases and instructed the officials concerned to provide emergency services to those Corona positive patients whose health deteriorates.

The Chief Minister held a review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan here on Corona virus spread, containment measures and implementation of the lockdown.

Ministers Etela Rajender, Niranjan Reddy, Srinivas Goud, Puvvada Ajay, Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP Mahender Reddy, Principal Secretary Narsing Rao, Special Chief Secretary Ms Shanti Kumari, Principal Secretary Ramakrishna Rao, Kaloji Health University Vice Chancellor Karunakar Reddy, DME Ramesh Reddy, DPH Srinivas, Medical and Health Advisor Gangadhar and others participated.

A release from Chief Minister’s Office late last night said, on this occasion, medical Officers, Medical experts, state level committees examining the developments that are taking place on Covid-19 all over the world explained to Mr Rao and Ministers about the present situation.

“The developments world over pointed out that one should not be become scared about the Corona issue.
According to the studies conducted all over the world and estimates by the World Health Organisation (WHO) despite spread of the virus, the symptoms are not appearing in a majority of people. ‘About 80 per cent of those having the virus have no symptoms and they need no treatment. Only 15 per cent of them have Influenza like symptoms, cold, cough, difficulty in breathing. People with this Influenza Like Symptoms (ILI) will recover fast. Only 5 per cent of them have the Severe Acute Respiratory Illness-SARI),’ he said.

More care should be taken about these patients. A majority of deaths happened in this category. The death rate in the country is 2.86 per cent and in Telangana state it is 2.82 per cent. These patients had the history of other ailments. There is movement among the people after the relaxations given on the lockdown guidelines. People started travelling from one place to another. But the virus did not spread rapidly. This is a good development, the Chief Minister said.

In all, it is proved that nobody should entertain fear about Corona. Since there is no medicine and vaccine for Corona, people should be on alert. They should take personal precautions,” the medical officers and experts said.

Mr Rao urged people to take personal precautions though there was relaxation in the lockdown guidelines.
He also asked the Medical and Health department to be alert. “People who got the virus were asymptomatic. Hence there is no room for any anxiety. But some are having symptoms. We have to provide good medical treatment to them. There is a need to take extra care about patients in the serious health condition.

They should be kept in hospital and provide treatment. People who are tested positive but have no symptoms should also be monitored. People should follow Covid guidelines and lockdown restrictions and they should take adequate precautions personally,” the Chief Minister suggested.

“According to some estimates, positive cases may increase in the country in the next two to three months. But people should not entertain any fear or anxiety. The government is ready to provide treatment to any number of cases in the State.

The required PPE Kits, test Kits, Masks, beds, ventilators, hospitals are all ready,” Mr Rao said

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