Center lauds AP role in fighting with Corona

By Nehru.T Apr. 17, 2020, 03:00 pm IST
Center lauds AP role in fighting with Corona

The union government has appreciated the steps taken by the Andhrapradesh state government in controlling the spreading of Corona virus. The  Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj said that these practises were truly worth emulating.The Union Ministry said that Andhra Pradesh was adopting best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the rural areas.

Panchayati Raj Institutions and village secretariats were quite active in implementing these measures in the panchayats and villages. Keeping open spaces clean at the district and rural levels, shelters for orphans and migrant workers, quarantine centres, protection measures for the poor, financial aid, free ration and awareness programs for people were some of the important practices the Government was implementing.

The district administration and the panchayats are taking proactive steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The officials are closely monitoring villages in lockdown and enforcing strict rules of social distancing. The release also spoke about the consistent coordination between the State government, district authorities, and panchayats.

The YSRCP Government has undertaken a door-to-door survey to identify COVID-19 patients in the state in accordance with the recommendations of the Indian Medical Research Council.

By the end of the third phase, a survey of 1.43 Crore households out of total of 1.47 Crore households was completed, and so far 32,349 people have been admitted to hospital. Doctors have recommended that 9,107 people need to be tested. The government will distribute 16 Crore masks free of cost to the public. All these efforts were recognized by the union government.

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