Amaravati: The Chief Minister on Friday consulted the officials on the status and progress of vaccination in the camp office during the review meeting of the prevailing Kovid. He directed the officials to ensure that there is no shortage of staff in the hospitals. On this occasion, the Chief Minister approved the recruitment of 14,200 posts in primary health centres, medical colleges to teaching hospitals, hospitals. This recruitment process will be started in October. He directed the officials to take measures to ensure best quality of medical care in government hospitals.
He said that the government should run the hospitals efficiently with adequate staff and directed the officials to recruit more doctors to ensure the presence of alternate doctors if any doctor is on leave. The Chief Minister directed the officers to conduct special vaccination drives in East Godavari, West Godavari and Krishna districts and recruit additional staff for the same.
He said that the vaccination process should be expedited and the progress of works of new teaching hospitals should be reviewed. Keeping in view the threat of Kovid third wave, officials said that 20,964 oxygen concentrators and 27,311 D type oxygen cylinders were made available and added that oxygen pipeline work has been completed in 128 hospitals. He asked the officials to continue the night curfew and enforce restrictions in districts with high positivity rates.