Coronavirus creates havoc in Khammam district
Coronavirus is creating havoc in the erstwhile Khammam district after 19 positive cases were registered in the district during the last one week and six cases in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district.
Khammam: Coronavirus is creating havoc in the erstwhile Khammam district after 19 positive cases were registered in the district during the last one week and six cases in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district.
According to officials, till now three deaths took place, including a bank
clerk of Khammam town, who died on Wednesday. Among the 19 positive cases, 10 cases were reported from a single family and they were infected with corona through their close relative, who came from Vijayawada.
Among the six positive cases reported in Kothagudem district, two were doctors. Out of the 19 positive cases in Khammam, 14 cases are undergoing treatment in government hospital in Khammam and
five positive patients, whose condition is serious, were shifted to Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.
Old age people and children are worrying with the increasing positive cases. Though there are norms to wear masks and avoid gatherings, but no one is observing social distancing and half of the public are coming on roads without masks and not observing social distance.
One senior doctor said after lockdown norms were relaxed, people are coming out in large numbers without following the safety rules like wearing mask, sanitisation etc and thus spreading the virus in all places in both districts. He also said, "people should be aware that there is no medicine to cure the virus till date and taking precautions is the only way to protect themselves."
Senior citizens are blaming the officials for not taking any action and leaving people for their fate. One senior citizen TV Ramana Rao said that people are coming out without wearing masks and gathering in a big way at junctions but no action from police. Alleging that there is a rule to impose Rs 1,000 fine for not wearing mask, but police are turning a blind eye, he suggested the administration can generate income by strictly collecting fine from people for not wearing mask.
District Medical and Health Officer B Malathi said house-to-house fever survey is continuing in the district.
There are 99,364 diabetic and hypertension patients and one month drug supply to them was completed.