Vacancies to be filled: Health Minister.

Vacancies to be filled: Health Minister.
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Minister for Medical and Health Services Dr C Laxma Reddy said that that the State government would take steps to strengthen and upgrade the existing government hospitals in the State. 

Nizamabad: Minister for Medical and Health Services Dr C Laxma Reddy said that that the State government would take steps to strengthen and upgrade the existing government hospitals in the State.

Addressing the media after inaugurating the cancer care unit in the local government hospital in the town on Sunday, he said that the vacancies in the medical and para-medical departments in the hospital would be filled up soon.

Modern medical equipment would also be provided in the hospital and the existing facilities would be improved to a great extent, he added. The Health Minister also held a review meeting with the officials of the health ministry along with the Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy.

He said that the medical services would be provided to the poor and the downtrodden in government hospitals and steps would be taken in that direction. The Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao wants the hospitals in the Telangana State to be upgraded with all the essential modern medical equipment and highly qualified doctors so that they could serve the patients effectively and efficiently, he added.

Dr Laxma Reddy said that the Chief Minister was positively inclined to appoint another 3,000 staff in government hospitals. The 2118 vacancies would be filled up soon, he added. He said that the government would ensure that there was no dearth of employees in government hospitals.

The Health Minister said that medical equipment would be made available in all the hospitals starting from the primary health centres to the district level. Beds, mattresses and furniture would be supplied to all the hospitals, he added.

The Health Minister said that facilities would be provided in all the district hospitals to perform screening tests and first-aid on patients and make arrangements for sending them to Hyderabad for better medical treatment. He said that facilities would be made available to conduct dialysis tests in all the district and area hospitals in the district.

The Intensive Care Units (ICU) would be setup in all the hospitals, he added. Dr Laxma Reddy advised the doctors and para-medical staff in the hospitals to work in tandem to provide better services to the patents.

They should take precautionary measures against the seasonal diseases like cholera, fever and influenza. He told them not to create panic among the people and instead, create awareness about the diseases. He expressed happiness that more and more people were coming to government hospitals for medical treatment reposing their faith in them and the rise in the number of out-patients was the proof of this.

If necessary, biometric system of registering attendance should be setup in all the government hospitals. The Minister said that steps would be taken to improve the sanitary conditions to maintain cleanliness and security in hospitals would also be tightened. The officers belonging to Telangana State would not be transferred to Andhra Pradesh, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives Pocharam Srinivas Reddy said that the government had purchased medical equipment worth Rs 70 lakh to provide better medical services to the people.

He said that the hospital staff were changing the mattresses and bed sheets every day in district hospital and for this the government was spending Rs 6,000 on each bed in the district hospital and Rs 4,500 for each bed in area hospital.

He said that the doctors should provide services with great commitment and sincerity for the benefit of the patients.

Joint Collector A Ravinder Reddy, District in-charge Medical Officer Dr Ramani, Zilla Parishad Chairman Raju, city Mayor A Sujatha, Meidcal Colelge Principal Dr Indira and others were present.

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