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Tirupati: Covid Coordination Committee may convert college hostels into home isolation

MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy speaking at the Covid Coordination Committee held at Municipal Corporation Office in Tirupati on Wednesday
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MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy speaking at the Covid Coordination Committee held at Municipal Corporation Office in Tirupati on Wednesday

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The Covid Coordination Committee (CCC), Tirupati, is considering requisitioning the college hostels to cope with the increasing number of people in need of home isolation, said MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy.

Tirupati: The Covid Coordination Committee (CCC), Tirupati, is considering requisitioning the college hostels to cope with the increasing number of people in need of home isolation, said MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy.

Speaking at the GCC meeting held at Municipal Corporation Office here on Wednesday, Karunakar Reddy said in the wake of more people requesting 'home isolation' as suggested by doctors to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the CCC felt the need of requisitioning the college hostels to cope with the increasing number of people in need of 'home isolation'.

Home isolation is required for those suspected of corona till the test result is disclosed and also for those cured after infected with it for remaining in isolation for two or three weeks as well as for the people who have mild symptoms of infection or those pre-symptomatic, he said explaining the need for committee going in for the hostel for home isolation as the poor have no facility at their residences to remain in isolation till the doctors found them fit to move out.

"Fortunately, we have more infrastructure than other places in the city thanks to TTD providing its pilgrim complexes and hospitals for covid control but the cases remaining unabated we are forced to look for more facilities," he averred. Saying that the CCC was set up in the city to foolproof system for Covid control, Karunakar was all praise for the Committee co-chairman and Chandragiri MLA Chevireddy Bashkar Reddy in succeeding enhancing facilities in a big way at all Covid centres and hospitals in the city.

Bhaskar Reddy said that the CCC comprises 16 sub-committee with private doctors, IMA functionaries and officials of various departments as members tirelessly working for good facilities at all Covid centres and hospitals. To its credit, as many as 600 oxygen beds 154 ventilators were added in the Covid centre, he said adding that now all the Covid centres in the city were having a minimum of 6 beds with oxygen for treatment of severe Covid cases.

A help desk was also set up at all Covid centres and a call centre is functioning round-the-clock for the people to know about their positive relatives under treatment in the centres, he said adding that the Committee also provides 'home isolation' kit to all those preferring it. Corporation Commissioner P S Girisha and others were also present.

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