Hyderabad: Health Minister C. Lakshma Reddy on Tuesday said the Telangana Government was planning to introduce a scheme to offer incentives to promote deliveries in Government Hospitals across the State.
Stating that there was a considerable increase in institutional deliveries in the State, the Minister informed the State Assembly during Question Hour that the government was working towards promoting institutional deliveries, especially in rural and tribal areas.
Replying to a question by Congress Deputy Floor Leader T. Jeevan Reddy on the incentives offered for deliveries in government hospitals, the Health Minister said the Telangana Government was examining the idea.
The Tamil Nadu government is extending Rs.12,000 to each family for deliveries in government hospitals. The State Government is also planning to introduce such schemes and is working towards finalizing the modalities, said Mr. Reddy.
On the question raised by BJP Floor Leader G. Kishan Reddy on the increasing C-section deliveries in private hospitals in the State, the Health Minister admitted there was an increase in such cases. To control this, instructions have been issued to all the District Medical and Health Officers to submit a monthly report on the number of deliveries in government and private hospitals with a focus on C-section and unwanted surgeries performed by private hospitals, he said.
Replying to TRS MLA G. Sunitha’s question on the need to increase Amma Vodi (102 vehicles), the Health Minister said the scheme was initially introduced on December 28 last year in tribal and remote areas.
There are plans to expand the services across the State shortly. Measures are being planned towards this effect, he said.On the plea to upgrade the 50-bed Government Hospital at Peddapalli to 250-bed Hospital by TRS legislator Manohar Reddy, the Health Minister responded positively and said construction works would commence shortly.
He further announced that government was planning to upgrade the headquarters hospitals in the newly formed districts. A survey has been taken up to prepare a comprehensive report for taking up the project, he said.