List of Testing Centers for Corona in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
Telangana reported 10,195 persons recovered while reporting 9,984 active cases and 283 COVID deaths.
In the last 24 hours, India recorded 22,771 cases, taking its tally to 649,889. India's Covid-19 death toll has risen to 18,669. Healthcare systems are crumbling under the weight of the pandemic, and testing continues to be a concern and controversy. Covid-19 pandemic has impacted and continue to impact our lives.
COVID-19: Telangana Spiralling
In contrast, Telangana, which has been bluntly criticised for its mismanagement of the pandemic, with terribly low testing and high mortality rates. Hyderabad unaccompanied has contributed to 71 per cent of the Telangana's cases and 86 per cent of the deaths.
Director, Public Health, Dr G. Srinivas Rao says it's unfair to compare the two states' handling of the crisis as Andhra Pradesh did not have to contract with the massive band that Hyderabad is.
Earlier, Telangana had been pulled up by the High Court for not testing dead bodies despite ICMR guidelines. It is also not testing asymptomatic people. Telangana continues to be on the list of the states with the lowest tests per million population at 2,797 tests to stand at the second-lowest after Bihar that leads the count with India's lowest tests per million population at 1,859 tests.
By Saturday morning, Telangana reported 10,195 persons recovered while reporting 9,984 active cases and 283 COVID deaths.
Andhra Pradesh under Control
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh's Minister for Industries and Commerce Mekapati Goutham Reddy says, the state is capable of handling 20,000 COVID cases per day. At present, Andhra's testing is 15,000 per day, and this has been increased with the adequate manufacturing of medical equipment.
He further explained that the state government had already started working on an action plan for the coronavirus pandemic as early as December 2019, when India had not reported a single case. When the chief scientist at the Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone, a medical devices manufacturing park, informed about the inadequate testing infrastructure, the chief minister sanctioned the money without wasting any time. AP's TruNat test kit is more accurate and delivers faster results than the antibody testing kit.
Andhra Pradesh emerged as the third Indian state in the high number of tests after Tamil Nadu with and Maharashtra.
COVID-19 Testing Centers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana