Hyderabad, Jun 8 : Telangana on Monday reported 92 new Coronavirus cases, taking the state tally to 3,742 cases. The virus claimed another five lives as the death toll rose to 142, State Medical and health department said in its bulletin here tonight. On Monday, Gandhi Hospital doctors have shifted as many as 393 Covid-19 positive patients with mild symptoms to home quarantine and about 310 Covid-19 positive patients have a room in their home where they will be quarantined till they recover. The remaining 83 positive patients have been shifted to Nature Cure Hospital in Ameerpet. All the patients who were shifted from Gandhi Hospital on Monday are below 50 years of age,” according to Gandhi Hospital Superintendent Dr. M Raja Rao said.
During the day, Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao permitted resumption of film and TV shootings in the state in accordance with Covid-19 lockdown norms, but refused permission for reopening film theatres as Central guidelines have barred it. Allaying fears among people on the spreading of COVID-19 in the State, the Health officials on Monday reassured that the government hospitals were fully equipped to treat the COVID-19 patients. They stated that the hospitals have adequate beds as well as other facilities to treat the patients and termed reports of lack of facilities at government hospitals as false propaganda.
At a marathon meeting convened by the Chief Minister on prevailing conditions of COVID-19 and preparedness of the State government at Pragathi Bhavan on Monday, the Health officials said unnecessary panic was being created among people due to false propaganda by some media outlets and social media users with malicious intentions. They rubbished the allegations of lack of facilities in government hospitals and said such false propaganda was affecting the morales of the frontline medical professionals who are serving despite the risk posed by the deadly disease. The authorities also complained to the Chief Minister that as some people were filing PILs, they were forced to engage in preparations for the legal battles instead of treating the patients. (UNI)