Of late, the people of Telangana have been missing CM KCR’s press meets. CM KCR, who had been boosting the moral strength of people in the Corona crisis, has gone silent with the rapid increase in the Covid-19 cases. Amidst an all-round attack from the Centre and Opposition parties due to low Covid tests in the country and highest percentage of Covid-cases against the tests, and none other than Home Minister of the state tested positive and recovered, there is a lot of panic among the people and huge pressure on the health and medical department of the state.
In this backdrop, social media is abuzz over Telangana CM KCR’s silence. Interestingly, two hashtags are being trend online. While on one hand, #1MillionCovidTestsinAP is trending, #WhereIsKCR is also trending on the other hand. While AP state government is racing ahead with 1 million tests, Telangana is lagging behind with 1 lakh tests.
Of 1 million tests, 18,697 were tested positive in Andhra Pradesh and 232 were dead. While 8654 were recovered, the total active cases in AP stood at 10,043.The positivity rate of AP is 1.84 percent. On the flip side, Telangana tested 1,15,835 samples till the evening of July 5th. Of which, 23,902 were tested positive and 295 deaths were reported so far. The total active cases are 10,904 whereas 12,703 were discharged. These official figures of Telangana are causing great worry to its people. So far, three teams from the Government of India have visited Hyderabad to gauge the situation.
Amidst this, Telangana’s TIMS has been readied to serve the Covid patients. The TIMS has 1224 bed capacity of which 1000 beds with Oxygen facility and 100 beds with ventilators. In the coming days, more effective measures are expected from KCR’s administration.