Ongoing vaccination process through 24 centers in Gudivada division

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– The first dose of covaxin in 15 thousand 660 people
 – Measures to prevent oxygen shortage and supply problems
 – We are enforcing curfew effectively
 – Minister of State for Civil Supplies Kodali Nani

Gudiada, May 24: State Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Kodali Srivenkateswara Rao (Nani) has said that the vaccination process is going on through 24 centers in Gudivada division.  On Monday, Minister Kodali Nani reviewed the vaccination process in Gudivada division, the performance of the Covid Center set up in the Area Government Hospital, improved sanitation and curfew enforcement.  Kovaxin has given the first dose to 15,560 people and the second dose to 351 people so far in Gudivada division.  The first dose of Covishield was given to 31 thousand 405 people and the second dose to 14 thousand 114 people.  Covishield is currently administering the first dose for three days.  “We prefer railway, RTC and bank employees who have been in touch with the people for over 45 years,” he said.  He said corona cases have declined slightly over the past three days.  An additional 40 sanitation workers have been hired to better manage sanitation in Gudivada town.  Bleaching and sprinkling lime two days a week.  We are spraying hypochloride solution on the main roads which are always congested.  Two tractors were also set up to spray hypochloride solution on the internal roads in the wards. Also sprayed hypochloride and bleaching powder on the area where the Covid positive cases came from.  He said that all measures are being taken to provide better medical services through the Covid Center set up at Gudivada Area Government Hospital.  At present 30 oxygen beds have been set up and another 20 beds will be set up in a couple of days.  The district medical and health authorities have been directed to send one doctor from PHCs with two doctors on deputation to Gudivada Kovid Center.  Precautions were taken before oxygen shortage and supply problems arose. sanitation personnel were made available at the covid center and police security was also beefed up at night.  Oxygen cylinders are looking uninterrupted due to the storm.  We are taking all measures to prevent problems in power supply.  We are looking at enforcing the extended curfew in the state till the end of this month in Gudivada town as per the directions of CM Jaganmohan Reddy.  The curfew was relaxed only from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Minister Kodali Nani appealed to the people to abide by the guidelines issued by the government in the wake of the curfew, saying there was only an exception for emergency services.