Hyderabad: Health Minister, Dr. C. Laxma Reddy on Tuesday urged doctors and other medical staff in government hospitals to rededicate themselves to the cause of improving health care services in the State.
The Health Minister, who was felicitated by Niloufer Hospital staff on Tuesday, acknowledged the difficulties that the government had to face during the initial days of State formation.
“The first year after the formation, we faced numerous difficulties. There was delay in allocation of IAS officials which hampered new initiatives. But gradually things have started to fall in place for the State,” he said.
Laxma Reddy pointed out that while State government, on its part, has started the process of recruitment and improving medical infrastructure, the health care providers in State-run institutions must strive to improve services.
“During the Telangana agitation, we had made elaborate plans to rebuild Telangana and we are on the right path in rebuilding healthcare sector. However, overall quality will not improve unless health care workers display commitment in improving services,” he said.
The hospital officials felicitated the Minister following the State government’s decision to recruit close to 560 posts of doctors, staff nurses and grade four employees for the new Intensive care block at Niloufer Hospital.
Superintendent, Niloufer Hospital, Dr. K. Ramesh Reddy said that recruitment of staff will go a long way in improving the quality of health care at the hospital. Several dignitaries including Nampally legislator, Jaffer Hussain Meraj, MLC, Prabhakar Rao and senior staff from hospital were present.