The decision was taken to cater to the increasing needs of citizens of Hyderabad city
Hyderabad: The State Cabinet on Saturday decided to establish four super specialty hospitals including upgradation of the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS) within the jurisdiction of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). The decision was taken to cater to the increasing needs of citizens of Hyderabad city.
Among the three new super specialty hospitals, one would be constructed on the campus of Government Chest Hospital, the second one at the fruit market premises at Gaddiannaram from where the fruit market has already been shifted and the third one between Alwal and Outer Ring Road in Medchal Malkajgiri district. The existing TIMS in Gachibowli also will be modernised and developed into a super specialty hospital.
The Cabinet has also ratified the decision taken by the government to modernise the existing vegetable market in Kothapet and convert it into an integrated vegetable and meat market.
Meanwhile, the Agriculture department informed the Cabinet that Telangana produced about 3 crore tonnes of paddy during last year. Of this, the State government procured about 1.4 crore tonnes of paddy and the remaining 1.6 crore tonnes was either purchased by traders or used by farmers for their consumption. The Cabinet appreciated the officials and staff of Civil Supplies, Rural Development and other departments for procuring record levels of paddy even during the Covid pandemic.
The State had already received 60 per cent excess rainfall during the month of June which is five per cent more than last June. With about Rs 5,145 crore deposited into the bank accounts of farmers towards investment support under Rythu Bandhu scheme for the Vaanakalam season, farmers have commenced their agricultural operations.
The Cabinet instructed the officials concerned to re-launch the sheep distribution scheme for the Yadav community who are in the shepherd rearing profession. The Cabinet also wanted the officials to take all the necessary measures to set up modern hairdressing salons in the villages as decided earlier for the benefit of Nayi Brahmin professionals.
The Cabinet also instructed that measures should be taken to ensure that the toddy tappers, weavers and others practicing traditional occupations receive the insurance amount immediately, on the lines of Rythu Bima amount being paid to farmers. The officials were directed to release ex-gratia amount to toddy tappers and fishermen as well as release funds to the MBC Corporation for the benefit of other hereditary professions.
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