Municipal and Industries Minister, K T Rama Rao today appealed to people to not stigmatise those affected with Corona virus which is not deadly.
He inaugurated a new 40 bed Covid ward with oxygen facility, an ambulance to the hospital and also offered Rs 20 lakhs personal capacity to a hospital in Siricilla his segment. The Minister announced Rs 2.28 cr funds under CCS scheme for development of the hospital.
Speaking in the occasion, the minister expressed concern that some people are ignoring family members and others with positive cases. It is not correct to be irresponsible as recovery from Corona is 99 percent and death rate is only one percent, the minister pointed out. Since there is no medicine till date we have to live with Corona for some more time, he said. There is no use of lockdown as economic activity should continue, people have to earn by working and it is not the solution, he stated.
The Minister appealed to media to highlight recovery rate in addition to negative reports which is their right as they are ready rectify or correct the things related to the virus and other issues.
KTR has appealed that we can overcome the virus if we sure follow its protocol of wearing masks, sanitising hands and maintaing social distance. The minister said that anyone mat get the virus as union home minister Amit Sha, Karnataka Chief Minister, B S Yediyurappa and Tamil Nadu Governor Bhanwarilal Purohitand others tested positive for Corona virus.
Even I get the virus I overcame it and get back to serve you he said. Keeping this pandemic in view let us not ignore or insult others with virus the Minister appealed.