Amaravati, Apr 19: Andhra Pradesh doctors have set a record by taking the second place among States by conducting maximum number of COVID-19 tests per day in a population of 10 lakh.
The State has conducted 5,508 COVID-19 tests to take the second spot. This was revealed at a review meeting held by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy here on Saturday on the progress of tests being taken up by the government for the containment of Corona. The doctors could achieve the record on Friday even without using the rapid test kits by completely concentrating on the tests, the officials apprised the Chief Minister.
This would be intensified in 10 days by conducting over 17,500 tests per day for which necessary arrangements have been made with the rapid detailed about the steps being initiated in Kurnool, Guntur, Krishna and Nellore districts where the virus is widespread. The Chief Minister directed the officials to lay more stress on the red zones.
The Chief Minister asked the officials to take volunteers, ASHA workers, and staff in the ward and village secretariats, police and doctors in the frontline into confidence in eradicating the pandemic. The Chief Minister lauded the services of all those who were involved in the humane endeavour. He said special care should be taken in maintaining health and hygiene in the hospitals for which a special drive should be taken up once in every two, three days. Chief Secretary Neelam Sahney, DSP Gautam Sawang and medical and health special chief secretary Jawahar Reddy were among those present on the occasion. (UNI)