Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender shared a list of free COVID-19 testing centers in Hyderabad. Telangana has been struggling to deal with the coronavirus pandemic as the number of positive cases in the state continues to rise on a daily basis. The Telangana state has so far witnessed more than 17,000 positive cases of COVID-19 and the numbers are expected to go up in the coming days with an average daily spike of around 900 cases.
Telangana recorded its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday when as many as 1018 people tested positive. The death toll reached 267 in the state with seven more deaths as the burden on the health care workers in the state continues to mount. In the wake of the large daily spike of cases, Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender shared a list of free COVID-19 testing centers in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad has been one of the worst-affected cities in Telangana. More than 800 cases were reported in the city on Wednesday. Telangana State Health Minister Eatala Rajender tweeted the list of hospitals where free tests are being conducted to urge people to get tested if they have symptoms.
— Eatala Rajender (@Eatala_Rajender) July 1, 2020
list of free COVID-19 testing centers in Hyderabad.
King Koti Hospital, Fever Hospital in Nallakunta, Chest Hospital in Erragadda, Nature Cure Hospital in Ameerpet, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital in Mehdipatnam, Ayurveda Hospital in Erragadda, Homeopathy Hospital in Ramanthapur, Nizamiya TB Hospital in Charminar, Area Hospital in Kondapur, Area Hospital in Vanasthalipuram and ESI Hospital in Nacharam are the COVID-19 test centers where free tests are happening.
Telangana government, meanwhile, is planning to impose another lockdown in the state. However, Eatala Rajender had earlier said that any decision on another lockdown in the state will be taken only after a discussion in the cabinet. The Telangana state government has extended the lockdown in containment zones in Hyderabad. 7,294 people have so far recovered from COVID-19 in Telangana and have been discharged from hospitals. There are 9,008 active cases in the state.