Telangana State on high alert for 4-5 Weeks
The director of medical education, Dr K Ramesh Reddy, assured people that the expenses for treating COVID-19 are affordable in government hospitals and it would not be in lakhs and crores as in private hospitals.
The Ibrahimpatnam Govenrment Hospital Health workers test people for Covid-19 in Hyderabad. Dr G Srinivas Rao, the director of public health, hinting at the possibility of community transmission of Covid-19 in Telangana, has asked the residents to stay on “high alert” for the next 4 to weeks.
In a press conference he said, “We have noticed transmission of the virus in communities. And therefore the citizens need to stay on high alert for the next four to five months. We are studying community transmission. However, we have arrested the spread of the virus largely. People also need to take precautions.”
Dr K Ramesh Reddy, director of medical education, has assured people that the expenses for COVID-19 treatment are fairly affordable. He said, “I request the people to approach the government hospitals for the tests and treatment as soon as they get the mildest symptoms of COVID-19. For treating the mild symptoms, the medication will not cross Rs 350-400. The basic antibiotics and vitamins can cure the disease. In more severe cases, the injections can vary between Rs 10,000-35,000. But under no circumstances does the treatment go up to lakhs or crores as charged by private hospitals. All the government hospitals in the state are equipped with the proper infrastructure. I urge people to visit government hospitals.”