Hyderabad: Health Minister Eatala Rajender on Friday said infrastructure facilities in government hospitals has improved to a large extent in the State since 2014 and there was no dearth of doctors in the hospitals. “After formation of Telangana, the State government gave priority to the Health Department and improved infrastructure facilities in government hospitals,” he said in the State Legislative Council here on Friday.
The Minister said 46 dialysis centres were established in the State and efforts were on to set up another 15 centres to meet the requirements of kidney patients. “We are also supplying dialysis machines wherever required,” he said.
Referring to facilities in government hospitals, the Minister said there was no shortage of doctors in hospitals. Pertaining to vacant posts of nurses, outsourced employees were appointed. At the same time, there is no shortage of staff in medical colleges in the State and salaries were paid as per the UGC scale.
After the formation of Telangana, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao sanctioned 12,270 posts. Of them, 2,437 doctors’ posts have already been filled, he said, adding that special incentives would be given to doctors who are willing to work in remote areas. Compared to north India and other States, more doctors are completing their courses including PG and super-speciality courses from 11 medical colleges in the State.
About facilities in Osmania General Hospital (OGH), the Minister said that Rs 17 crore was sanctioned for the renovation of the buildings at OGH. He said people from far off places in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka arrive at the city for undergoing treatment at OGH. The maternal mortality rate in every one lakh in Telangana is now 63 as against 92 till 2014. The country’s average is 113, the Minister said. He added the institutional deliveries has now gone up by more than 50 per cent in government hospitals compared to less than 30 per cent before 2014.
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