MyVoice: Views of our readers 4th july 2020
By allowing private labs for testing and private hospitals for treatment to Covid-19, a chaotic situation has emerged in the entire country
Prevent open loot of patients
By allowing private labs for testing and private hospitals for treatment to Covid-19, a chaotic situation has emerged in the entire country. There is a complete confusion and lack of transparency on availability of beds at hospitals, many suspected Covid-19 patients, especially those who suffer from breathlessness, are left to die at the gates of hospitals or in ambulances when they are being shifted from one facility to another. In some cases over 10 hospitals refused to admit a patient and in the end the person died.
The cost for treatment at corporate hospitals are pinching pockets. Some in a helpless situation are even selling their assets to bear the expenses. Though authorities have stipulated a cap on the cost, some hospitals are overruling it. A special public grievance cell particularly for the troubles at Private Hospitals should be situated and people's issues should be solved immediately whoever consult them.
Government should not tolerate the open loot and negligence any more. There has to be a stern vigilance on them and make sure nobody exploits the rules and regulations. It should also be seen that hospitals don't block Covid beds unnecessarily. Based on studies and the reality we are seeing, not every patient who tests positive needs to be admitted in hospital. With blocking beds the actual vulnerable and needy patients will be left out.
Ravi Teja Kathuripalli, Hyderabad
More medical support needed
It is shocking to note that the coronavirus spread is going unconquered in both the Telugu speaking states with passage of every day without a gap. The government's claim that sufficient number of corona tests are already being done every day .The High courts were most unhappy as they have not received many details as regards the spread of the virus area-wise .This clearly indicates that the state government is only moving with the wind but not making total efforts including. conducting tests area-wise. age wise etc.
This apart, many private clinics, nursing homes of Hyderabad have not re-opened after un-lock. The people do not have any access to get their other health problems resolved due to non-opening of private clinics etc. The govt talks of basti dawakhaanas etc but where are they ? The T S govt should focus on this issue and either establish local clinics or motivate private clinics to open in their areas by offering financial incentives lest the health of many people including senior citizens will be put to grave danger in the coming days.
Katuru Durga Prasad Rao, Hyderabad
Toll free number needed for Manabadi Naadu Nedu
The progress of works of Manabadi Naadu Nedu is very low in the state of Andhra Pradesh though it started nearly 4months ago. Constituency Incharge Officers, Mandal Educational Officers, Head masters of concerned schools were issued show cause notices and asked em to explain the reasons for delay in works within 72 hours in Cuddapah, Nellore and Prakasam districts.
The reasons are in plenty for these lapses. Tele conferences which are being conducted almost daily aren't showing any progress since the voice was in disturbance sometimes and Headmasters and CRPs aren't able to connect to the authorities. In remote areas it has become very difficult to procure the material by overcoming the imposed lockdown in the town areas by the higher authorities. The labour is not available in some schools. The work which was done by labour wasn't satisfied by the Engineers in some schools. Due to this so many bills were being rejected and in pending by concerned Engineers. The revolving fund wasn't credited in so many schools so far. How can the work be done without depositing money in parents committee account? Is it possible to proceed the work without the approval of the concerned Engineers? The Headmasters had no knowledge in construction works but they're forced to complete the works in time.
Though the Government has been doing Manabadi naadu nedu works in more than 15,000 schools throughout the state in the first phase on war footage and put deadline to complete this work by July 31 in four components such as drinking water facility, toilet construction, electrification to class rooms and major and minor works, due to these lapses it is in low level progress.
There is no helpline or toll free number to express the griefs of the School Management Committee members, Labour, Headmasters etc , at the field level. There should be a system to receive the problems, complaints faced by this field level people from time to time and solve these problems at the district or state level immediately on war footage so that I hope the percentage of works may increase immediately.
Narasimha Charyulu Gomatam, Markapur Mandal