Nalgonda: Health Minister Etela Rajender on Monday said the State government was keen on providing super speciality medical services to people in every nook and corner of the State.
Rajender, accompanied by Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy, inspected the works at medical college taken up on the premises of District Government Hospital at Nalgonda. He enquired with officials about the facilities developed in the medical college building.
State government had been developing government hospitals on par with corporate hospitals in the State that had instilled confidence in the public towards them, the Minister said. In addition to extending KCR kits and financial help to pregnant women, it had been supplying nutritious food to them through Anganwadi centres, he said.
Stating that AIIMs would come up in Yadadri-Bhongir district and medical colleges were being setup in Nalgonda and Suryapet district, he exuded confidence that government would provide super speciality medical services to all in Nalgonda district. Admissions would be conducted for 150 seats in each Medical Colleges at Nalgonda and Suryapet. The intake of students would increase further. A teaching hospital with medical college would also be setup at Suryapet, he added.
He said 650-bed hospital would be available at Nalgonda with the setting up of medical college and people of the area need not go to Hyderabad for super speciality medical services. He said the Health Department should prepare well to tackle seasonal diseases in monsoon.
Stating that Telangana had witnessed remarkable development in the last five years under the leadership of the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Jagadish Reddy said State government was also giving equal priority to the welfare of the people at the same time.
It was only TRS government, which was allocated Rs 45,000 crore for the welfare sector in the budget. Kalyana Lakshmi scheme, which was brain child of the Chief Minister and aimed at extending financial help for marriages of poor girls, has got recognition as a best scheme in the country.
Mission Bhagiratha, under which safe drinking water was to be supplied each and every house, would also remove hardship being faced by the women who bring drinking water for their families from wells.
Stating that Chief Minister had brought revolutionary changes in health sector, he said they had improved the quality of medical services in addition to improving the required facilities in government hospitals that has instilled confidence in the public towards them.
Earlier, Health Minister inaugurated a 100-bed new building of Kamala Nehuru Hospital at Nagarjuna Sagar and also inspected Community Health Centre at Haliya in the district.
Principal Secretary of Health Santi Kumari, Nalgonda Zilla Parishad Chairman Banda Narender Reddy, Nalgonda MLA K Bhupal Reddy and Nagarjuna Sagar MLA Nomula Narsimhaiah were also present.