COVID-19 cases continue to rise in T'gana; 71 fresh cases on Tuesday
Hyderabad, May 26 () COVID-19 cases continued its sharp rise in Telangana, with 71 fresh infections reported on Tuesday, taking the number of people found positive for the virus to 1,991.Health Minister E Rajender said the government is prepared to provide treatment even if the number of patients goes up to one lakh.
Four foreign evacuees and 12 migrants, who arrived in the state recently, also tested positive, the bulletin added.The number of virus-related deaths has been on the rise in the state since May 19, when it stood at 38. Rajender held a meeting with the superintendent of the state-run Gandhi hospital where COVID-19 patients are admitted and discussed the treatment being given to patients, among other issues.
The minister, who enquired about the details of patients who are in need of critical care, directed the superintendent to make efforts to ensure that every such patient recovers, an official release said.
The hospital official informed the minister that 30 patients are in Intensive Care Units at present.Rajender said the government is prepared to provide treatment even if the number of patients goes up to one lakh.
However, the treatment is being given only at the Gandhi hospital (which has been converted into a COVID-19 hospital) at present, he said.
A separate official release quoted Rajender as having said that the Telangana government is trying to acquire more ventilators as they are crucial in the treatment of COVID-19 patients who develop respiratory-related problems.The state government has also urged the Centre to provide 1,000 ventilators, Rajender said.
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