Narsapur: With the sole aim of improving facilities in government hospitals, the State government has extended the current 30-bed hospital in Narsapur to a 100-bed facility besides introducing four new departments at the hospital to provide best healthcare for the poor.
Investing over Rs 12 crore, the Health Department has constructed a huge building on the premises of the existing Narsapur Area Hospital which gets not less than 500 outpatients every day. Speaking to Telangana Today, Dr. Suresh Kumar, superintendent of the hospital, said that the State government has also introduced Gynecology, Pediatric, General Surgery and Orthopaedic departments.
The superintendent said that the existing old building was constructed in an area of just 15,000 sq.ft while the two-storied new facility was raised at a 50,000 sq.ft area, adding that they have got ultra modern seven para-monitors for cardiac treatment. He said that they have installed new high-end equipment in the operation theatre which was also installed with LED bulb system.
A woman from Avancha, K Renuka, thanked the local MLA Ch.Madan Reddy and Zilla Parishad chairperson Rajamani Murali Yadav, who hails from Narsapur, for improving the facilities at the hospital by constructing the massive building. “We could not afford to go to a private hospital. Since the government has set up four new departments, there would be no need to visit the private hospital for any kind of treatment from now onwards,” the woman said. Narsapur Assembly Constituency is known to have the largest tribal population with most of them dependent on agriculture.
ZP chairperson Rajamanimurali Yadav told Telangana Today that they aim to provide corporate level health services to each and every ordinary person by enhancing the facilities and thanked Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for granting a huge amount for the hospital. However, the hospital staff urged the State government to depute additional staff according to the bed strength. The hospital was having just 4 doctors which should be increased to 17 besides increasing the support staff from the existing 6 to 25.
In addition to appointing six ward boys and three lab technicians, the hospital also needs a new ambulance which the local leadership and staff are planning to take to the notice of Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao and Health Minister C Laxma Reddy. The two Ministers will throw open the facility to the public in a week.