VIJAYAWADA: Coming to the rescue of children orphaned by the death of both parents due to Coronavirus infection, the Andhra Pradesh government would remit Rs 10 lakh for each such children in bank fixed deposit. They can draw the interest on this for 25 years to meet their financial needs.
Health principal secretary Anil Kumar Singhal told the media here on Monday that Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has taken the decision. After 25 years, when these children mature, they can use the money as per their will.
An order to this effect would be issued in a day or two.
He also said those who are infected with black fungus disease could get medical treatment under Aarogyasri scheme. The CM has issued a direction to all medical college hospitals. This is not a killer disease. Those suffering from high blood sugar are more vulnerable to getting infected with this. By proper medication, the disease could be cured, he said.
On the state level fever survey, the health official said so far 91,000 persons were found suffering from fever. After necessary medical tests, they were provided with home isolation kits. District collectors were asked to admit those with high fever to hospitals and also arrange ambulance service where needed.
On the extension of curfew in the state up to May 31, he sounded confident that the number of Coronavirus infections would come down. There already was a slump in the cases in some districts following clamp of curfew in recent days.
More doctors and other health personnel are being recruited on the lines of last year to attend to Covid duty in the state, he said....