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NIRMAL: Medical and Health Minister Etela Rajender has reiterated that the government’s aim was to provide quality medical services to the public in the State.

“The government is spending huge amounts on modernising medical facilities in State-run hospitals to achieve its objective of rendering quality medical services. Providing medical services is one of the basic responsibilities of the government,” Rajender stated.

The minister was speaking at a review meeting on health facilities with authorities concerned after visiting district headquarters hospital here on Saturday evening. He was joined by Minister for Forests, Environment, Endowments and Housing Allola Indrakaran Reddy. He earlier interacted with patients and inspected the ICU ward of the hospital.  

The minister recalled that the public hospitals were reeling under poor infrastructure and were crippled with staff crunch. “However, they were improved following creation of Telangana. All hospitals are now extending quality services and are being equipped with advanced medical technologies,” he said. Patients should not face inconvenience and are entitled to get better medical services, he added.

Rajender informed that infrastructure and staff of all primary health centres would be improved by the ensuing Dasara, besides upgrading hospitals of district centres into district headquarters hospitals. Mobile laboratory vans are going to be introduced to carry out diagnosis of various diseases, including blood tests in rural areas. Trauma care centres will also be created soon for providing medical services to victims of road accidents on national highways. The minister further said that government hospitals would be provided with CT, MRI and other investigating machines. He asked doctors to render quality services and to follow time management. He asked them to take State-run hospitals to the top position. He was welcomed by Indrakaran Reddy and authorities of the hospital.

Indrakaran Reddy requested the minister to establish PHCs in Sarangapur, Ponkal, Berelli and sought recruitment of doctors in the district headquarters hospital. He stated dialysis centre was created at Nirmal district headquarters for convenience of patients suffering from kidney-related ailments. Grant Rs 20 crore was sanctioned for constructing another floor in the hospital.

Mudhole MLA G Vittal Reddy urged Rajender to create better medical equipment and renovate a hospital in Mudhole built 40 years ago by transferring the management to Vaidya Vidhana Parishad.



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