Mahabubnagar: Tourism Minister V Srinivas Goud on Friday inaugurated 200-bed Covid ward with oxygen facility at Government General Hospital (GGH) in Mahabubnagar. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the State government was taking all necessary measures to ensure that people from erstwhile Mahabubnagar district do not rush to Hyderabad for treatment.
“Currently, there are 500 oxygen beds and 60 ICU beds in the GGH. During the second wave of the Corona pandemic, many people were offered quality treatment,” he informed. Recently, an advanced diagnostic centre was also launched at the GGH and a team of officials and doctors would visit hospitals in Tamil Nadu and Kerala to study the services extended and replicate the same at GGH, the Minister said.
The Minister warned doctors and staff that stern action would be taken against those referring patients to private diagnostics centres. The Minister interacted with few patients after formally inaugurating the 200-bed oxygen ward at GGH. A few women complained that doctors and staff members were referring patients to private diagnostics.
When the Minister enquired with the lab in charge and doctors, they informed that there was only one radiologist and since TIFFA scan for pregnant women takes a lot of time, a few patients were being referred to other diagnostics centres. Taking serious objection, the Minister said, “This will not be tolerated. All the investigations and scans should be conducted in the government diagnostic centre. If the process takes time, the same should be informed to patients.”