Godavari dists up preparedness, PG students' help sought

Kakinada/Eluru: East Godavari district is bolstering its coronavirus prepared after nine positive cases were reported in the district.
Among them, eight people participated in the religious gathering at Nizamuddin Markaz or came in contact with those who attended it. The eighth person is a London-returnee.
East Godavari district medical and health department has received a list of 27 persons who returned from the religious meet in Delhi.
Meanwhile, tests have been conducted for 294 persons and results are awaited in 44 cases, which are expected on Friday. And 3,442 foreign returnees who are in home quarantine are going to complete their 14 days in a few days.
Speaking to TOI, district medical and health officer Dr Satya Suseela said another 97 doctors are required in urban areas to fulfil the norms laid down by the government such as one doctor is needed for every two wards in municipal corporations, one doctor for three wards in municipalities and one doctor for each nagar panchayat.
She further said the services of postgraduate students are being sought. Fifteen students have been taken from GSL Medical College in Rajahmundry and Rangaraya Medical College in Kakinada, respectively. She said 1,322 non-ICU isolation beds and 127 ICU beds are available in the district and added that there is a quarantine facility for 6,509 persons.
As far as West Godavari district is concerned, 15 corona positive cases have been identified till now.
Speaking to TOI, district coordinator of health services Dr Sankar Rao said all 4,652 foreign returnees in the district have been identified, except 30 whose addresses have changed.
He said that tests have been conducted for 197 persons and results are awaited for 138 persons. He said 802 isolation beds (non-ICU) and 106 ICU beds are available in the district and quarantine facility is available for 1,828 persons.
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