RTC identifies 46 referral hospitals for employees

RTC identifies 46 referral hospitals for employees
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Highlights

Transport, BC welfare and empowerment minister K Atchannaidu assured that the state government would support APSRTC on all fronts and release funds which were to be reimbursed to the corporation.

Vijayawada: Transport, BC welfare and empowerment minister K Atchannaidu assured that the state government would support APSRTC on all fronts and release funds which were to be reimbursed to the corporation.

Atchannaidu, along with minister for water resources management Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao, inaugurated the newly-built dispensary for corporation’s employees on the premises of Pandit Nehru Bus Station here on Thursday.

Highlights:

  • Transport minister Atchannaidu says cost of treatment for employees who avail services of these hospitals will be reimbursed
  • Assures financial support to the corporation to make it a profitable entity

Speaking on the occasion, the transport minister said that the government was keen on extending medical facilities to RTC employees and identified 46 referral hospitals across the state. The government would reimburse the treatment cost of employees who avail medical services from these hospitals, he said.

The minister also said the new hospital, which was under construction at a cost of Rs 14 crore in Vidyadharapuram in the city, would be inaugurated this month. The 50-bed hospital would be the major hospital for the RTC in the state (like Tarnaka Hospital in Hyderabad), he said.

Atchannaidu said that the state government would release funds which have to be reimbursed to RTC soon and extend all possible support to improve its financial condition. The government would treat the 60-day strike period during the Samaikyandhra agitation as casual leave, he added.

He said some minor problems were identified in newly-bought Corona AC buses and steps were being taken to overcome them and press around 80 buses into service. The buses would be run in major routes like Hyderabad-Vijayawada.

Minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao appealed to all RTC workers to work hard in order to make the RTC profit-earning corporation. MLA Gadde Ramamohan, MLC Buddha Venkanna and RTC managing director M Malakondaiah took part in the programme.

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