AIMIM leader wrote to TS Health Minister, urges to conduct 20000 COVID-19 tests in Hyderabad

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], June 30 (ANI): AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi on Saturday wrote to Telangana health minister Eatala Rajender urging him to conduct over 20000 COVID-19 tests in Hyderabad and another 2000 tests within the Nampally assembly constituency.

In his letter dated on June 27, he stated, "It may be recalled that the State Government had decided to conduct 50,000 Covid- 19 Tests in 24 Assembly Constituencies of GHMC, and in last few days the number of the cases have gone up substantially and about 700 to 800 are reported every day. The cases are more in Charminar and Khairatabad Zones."

"In this backdrop, I would request you to make arrangements for the conduct of at least 20,000 tests in Hyderabad Parliament Constituency comprising of 7 Assembly Segments. Also, I would request for conducting of 2,000 Civoid-19 tests in Nampally Assembly Segment of Secunderabad Parliament constituency," the Chandrayangutta MLA added.

"I, therefore, request you to kindly instruct the concerned officials to conduct COVID- 19 tests as early as possible in the above mentioned Assembly Segments," read the letter.

According to the Union Health Minister, Telangana has reported 14,419 COVID-19 cases including 9,000 active cases, 5,172 patients were cured/discharged/migrated while 247 have succumbed to the virus as of June 29. (ANI)