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Telangana needs to increase Covid-19 tests: Union minister

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India News: HYDERABAD: Telangana needs to ramp up Covid-19 testing though the recovery rate in the state has improved, Union minister G Kishan Reddy said on Sunda.

Minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy (File photo)

HYDERABAD: Telangana needs to ramp up Covid-19 testing though the recovery rate in the state has improved, Union minister G Kishan Reddy said on Sunday.Speaking to reporters, he said, “Recovery rate is good in Telangana also. But, I feel the number of tests need to increase.”Noting that Telangana was at seventh place from the bottom, among all states, in testing, Reddy wished the state to move up in the list as it was “rich and developed.”Reddy, who was speaking after inaugurating the Rotary Blood Plasma Bank, said he spoke to state health minister Eatala Rajender on the matter and that the state government was also making efforts to step up testing.The Centre has provided about 14 lakh N-95 masks, about 2,40,000 PPE kits and 1,400 ventilators, among others, to Telangana, the minister of state for home said. He added that it was even ready to provide more ventilators to Telangana.Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who held a video conference with chief ministers of various states recently, has stressed on not compromising on testing, he pointed out.Testing needs to be enhanced in five states and Telangana was among them, Reddy quoted PM Modi as saying.The Union minister claimed that though the population of India was more than 11 developed countries, it was doing well in terms of positive‚Ķ

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