Telangana Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao has taken cost of the state health ministry amid an alarming spike in Covid-19 instances throughout the nation.
The improvement got here after the CM ordered a probe into allegations of land grabbing in opposition to health minister Eatala Rajender.
Telangana Governor, performing on the Chief Minister’s recommendation, on Saturday transferred the portfolio of medical, health and household welfare to KCR from Eatala with instant impact, stated the secretary to the Governor.
After taking cost, Chief Minister Rao instructed chief secretary Somesh Kumar to be very cautious in regards to the Covid-19 surge within the state, asking him to assessment the problem thrice a day and personally monitor the scenario.
“The CM instructed the secretary to make sure that there ought to be no downside within the availability of injections like Remdesivir, vaccines, Oxygen and the beds within the hospitals”, stated a launch from the CM’s Office (CMO).
The CM has deputed his secretary Rajasekhar Reddy to often monitor the coronavirus pandemic from CMO. He additionally instructed that every one the upper officers within the medical and health division ought to be on excessive alert and work successfully to free the state from the clutches of corona as early as potential.
To curb the affect of Covid, the state authorities has imposed an evening curfew that has been prolonged until 5 am on 8 May. The statewide evening curfew comes into impact at 9 pm and continues until 5 am.
Opposition raises voice
After the CM’s probe order, Congress chief V Hanumantha Rao on Saturday demanded an in depth inquiry in opposition to all of the leaders concerned in numerous unlawful actions.
“For the primary time, Telangana CM Ok Chandrashekhar Rao has raised allegations in opposition to a sitting minister, that the Telangana Health Minister has allegedly been concerned in a land grabbing case and KCR has handed orders for an in depth inquiry into the problem,” Rao stated.
“Etela Rajender stated that he’s prepared for an inquiry and listening to by the sitting Judge,” he added.
The Congress chief additional stated that many allegations have been raised in opposition to ministers of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) even earlier than this incident.
“While the Chief Minister had not visited even a single Covid-19 sufferer and isn’t bothered about it, however Eatala, alternatively, has at all times been proactive and visiting numerous hospitals on common foundation,” he stated.