The Navy has agreed to extend technical assistance to the state government in maintaining oxygen plants. It has also agreed to transport 25 cryogenic oxygen cylinders, which are coming to the state from Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.
Dismissing the allegations, Rajender told The Indian Express he will challenge the inquiry in court. ``These are all baseless allegations. I have not been given even one opportunity to defend myself. I will challenge these inquiries in court,'' he said.
The decision was taken after the AP High Court directed the state government to reconsider its decision to hold exams from May 5 while haring a public interest litigation (PIL) stating that nearly 17 lakh students would be exposed to Covid-19 virus if the exams are conducted.
Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh said that the examinations were scheduled to start from May 5, but due to a spike in Covid cases across the state, the High Court has suggested reconsidering the decision and the government had postponed the examinations.
On Friday, the CM had instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to get an inquiry done by the Medak District Collector on the complaints of encroachments of lands on the outskirts of Achampet in Masaipet Mandal in Medak district, get a comprehensive report and submit the same to him.
In AP, the government has prepared a 3-pronged strategy to tackle the surge, according to officials. District collectors have been given powers to take over private hospitals in their districts to arrange for beds for Covid-19 patients.
All diagnostic facilities and hospitals offering CT scan services for suspected Covid cases will have to register themselves on a government website with all details of the patient and the uploaded CT scan image will serve as a basis for hospital admissions.
The state government is providing free treatment at all government hospitals, and the private hospitals taken over by the government due to the pandemic, irrespective of whether or not the individual is eligible under Arogyasri.
While the mill owners in Telangana are offering free lunch and separate shed for accommodation as well as face masks and sanitisers, those in Andhra have started providing free rice and vegetables apart from accommodation with fans and air-coolers to their workers.