AP Govt Allots Additional Rs 1,000 Cr For COVID-19 Care

AMARAVATI: "Andhra Pradesh Government will spend additional Rs 1,000 crore for providing better facilities to COVID-19 patients, and an additional 54 hospitals would be set up across the state for the treatment of COVID-19 patients," said Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

AP CM held a review meeting over the current situation in the state due to COVID-19 today, at his camp office in Tadepalli.

Speaking in the review meeting, CM said that the state government is providing critical care facilities in 138 hospitals in AP.

"The state government is working towards providing critical care facilities at 5 more hospitals at the state level, of which 3 hospitals have already been made available," said YS Jagan.

He said that an additional 2,380 beds would be made available for critical care treatment.

Hospitals will spend the allotted Rs 1,000 crore on infrastructure, paramedical staff, doctor recruitment and health staff appointments.

Apart from this, the state government is spending about Rs 6.5 crore a day on COVID-19 tests and quarantine facilities, said AP CM.

YS Jagan also reviewed the fall in lemon prices in the state. He has issued key directives to state officials to take all measures to avoid any loss to lemon farmers.

CM Ordered the concerned authorities to immediately purchase the lemon crops from farmers, and also to increase the minimum support price to the crop.

Acting upon the instructions of the CM, Agriculture Minister Kannababu told mediapersons that they would start procuring lemon crop from tomorrow.

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