Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has asserted that the State government was committed to the welfare of doctors, nurses and other health personnel.
Extending greetings to doctors on the occasion of National Doctors’ Day on Wednesday, he said the State government was taking all steps to transform Telangana into a healthy State, and urged the doctors to play their part in this endeavour to ensure better health of people of the State.
In a statement, Chandrashekhar Rao termed the services of doctors during the health crisis like Covid-19 pandemic as nothing short of sacrifices and appreciated their services along with their families which cooperated with them during such troubling times. He said many doctors lost their lives while serving the patients during the pandemic. He equated the role of doctors to that of parents and even that of God as they give new lease of life to many people ending their sufferings and ailments.
The Chief Minister stated that the government has already set up several medical colleges to strengthen the medical and health system in the State. For the first time in the country, government diagnostic centres have been set up in every district. He said work was under way to set up multi-super specialty hospitals in several areas including Hyderabad and Warangal. Infrastructure has been further enhanced in hospitals at all levels. With the establishment of Basti Dawakhanas, the services of doctors have been extended to the common man in the slums.
Rao said that medical personnel covering various areas including doctors were being recruited, promotions were being given and salaries/allowances were being enhanced. He said the government had proved its commitment to improve the public health system by sanctioning 20,000 new posts in the Medical and Health Department within a short span of State formation. He said the government has prepared an action plan to further strengthen the healthcare system in the State without compromising on allocation of funds.
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