Warangal: With a view to address the issue of oxygen shortage for COVID patients in government hospitals, the Stree Nidhi credit cooperative Federation Ltd has come forward to donate 36 oxygen concentrators worth Rs 50 lakhs to eight government hospitals in the State, said Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao.
He has handed over five machines to the authorities of the MGM Hospital, four each to Rayapathy and Parvathagiri PHCs, 10 machines to CHC, Thorrur, three each to Kodakandla and Palakurthy PHCs and four machines to Devaruppula PHCs here at a programme on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that 10 oxygen concentrators are given to the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS), Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, addressing the meeting of the Task Force committee on COVID at the district level here, Rao directed the members of the committee to conduct regular inspections in the private hospitals and ensure that they would not charge high fees for the COVID treatment. “If any hospital management is found guilty of collecting exorbitant fees from the COVID patients, sever action should be taken against the hospital managements and diagnostic centres,” he directed. District Collector Rajeev Gandhi Hanumanthu, Warangal Police Commissioner Tarun Joshi, MGMH Superintendent Dr V Chandrasekhar, DMHO Dr K Lalitha Devi, KMC Principal Dr Sandhya Sukaraneni, and members of the Task Force committee attended the meeting.
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