Hyderabad:Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday convened a high-level review of his administration’s COVID-19 response, chiefly to whip it back into action mode. He warned private hospitals that they would face stern action if they created an artificial scarcity for beds for COVID-19 patients.
At the same time, the chief minister advised people not to opt for expensive treatment at private hospitals; they could get quality treatment at government hospitals free of cost.
“Anyone with symptoms should immediately approach the nearest government hospital to seek medical advice and get treatment. Arrangements have been made to provide COVID-19 treatment in all government hospitals right from the PHC (primary healthcare centre) level.
About 5,000 beds with oxygen facility have been readied in government hospitals across the state; 3,000 of them were being available at Gandhi Hospital and the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (TIMS) in Hyderabad.