The first leg of the door-to-door fever survey being carried out by the GHMC (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) was concluded on May 21. So far, a total of 2,68,000 people have been covered under the fever survey through the government hospitals and Basti Dawakhanas within GHMC limits, according to GHMC Commissioner DS Lokesh Kumar. Those who had fever were given free medical kits, he told Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in a meeting on COVID-19 containment. The second leg of the survey will begin soon, he said. Around 720 teams of health workers in Hyderabad district are conducting the door-to-door fever surveys.
A total of 574 fresh COVID-19 cases were recorded in GHMC limits on Thursday, according to the state health departmentâ€™s COVID-19 bulletin. Over the past seven days, around 610 new COVID-19 cases have been registered per day within GHMC, as per official records. Across the state, there were a total of 45,757 COVID-19 patients under treatment or isolation as of Thursday evening, according to the government bulletin.
The Commissioner also claimed that 11 major hospitals in GHMC limits were spruced up. These hospitals were cleaned up and lighting arrangements were made, while old, unused objects were removed, he said. Speaking of the medical oxygen facilities in the city, Hyderabad Collector Sweta Mohanty said that there are 5,800 cylinders available at present, and 5,000 are being used.
CM K Chandrasekhar Rao reportedly said that lockdown must be implemented more strictly in the state, and people should not be allowed to be out in the streets after 10 am without prior permission. From Thursday onwards, police in Hyderabad and the rest of Telangana have become stricter with the implementation of lockdown, on the direction of Telangana Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy, according to IANS. More personnel were seen at checkpoints in Hyderabad to stop and check vehicles after the four-hour relaxation ended at 10 am. An official told IANS that only those people exempted from lockdown norms are being allowed while vehicles of others are being seized for violations.