Hyderabad: Seeking to allay fears among people over coronavirus, Telangana Health Minister Etela Rajender visited Gandhi Hospital hospital here on Saturday, where a 24-year-old man, who tested positive for COVID 19 and others with suspected symptoms of the infection is being treated, and interacted with them.
The minister's visit to Gandhi hospital on Friday comes in the backdrop of fears surrounding the virus and how it spreads.
Rajender spoke to the first virus-infected person in the state over the phone, from a room adjacent to the isolation ward, official sources said.
He assured the techie that the state government would provide necessary treatment and ensure that he was discharged in sound health, they said.
The Minister wore a mask during the visit to the hospital and also interacted with patients undergoing treatment in different wards.
The minister reviewed arrangements at the hospital for COVID 19, the sources added.
Telangana has reported one positive case as of Saturday. (PTI)