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Facilities will be improved in govt hospitals
Facilities will be improved in govt hospitals, Health Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Dr T Rajaiah said the government is committed to improving facilities in government hospitals in the State.
- Bed strength in each hospital will be increased to 100, says Rajaiah
- To bring to notice of CM the desire of local people to make Bellampally a separate district
Mancherial (Adilabad): Health Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Dr T Rajaiah said the government is committed to improving facilities in government hospitals in the State.
He pointed out that Chief Minister Chandrashekar Rao ensured a budgetary allocation of Rs 2,280 crore for development of hospitals. It has been decided to strengthen the bed strength in government hospitals to 100 and the bed strength in each PHC to 30.
Rajaiah visited the government hospital at Mancherial at 9 p.m. on Tuesday and inspected different wards for four hours. He interacted with patients to learn about the facilities being provided at the hospital. He also inspected the gynaecology wing and spoke to some pregnant women.
He spoke to a woman who lost her child recently due to alleged negligence in providing treatment by a doctor. He assured that he would conduct a probe into the issue and take action against those found guilty. The Deputy Chief Minister slept overnight at the hospital.
On Wednesday morning, Rajaiah visited the Mancherial Hospital quarters and planted saplings on the premises. He said facilities will be improved at the hospital at a cost of Rs 1 crore. He assured that he would sanction a new ambulance.
Two deaths at Mancherial hospital: Death of two patients was reported at Mancherial Hospital during the stay of the Deputy Chief Minister at the hospital. A woman Posakka, a native of Sirpur, suffered serious injuries in an accident and was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday night. Rajaiah who was in the hospital at that time also visited her. Later, she succumbed to the injuries at the hospital. An epilepsy patient Vamsi Krishna, a native of Mancherial, was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday morning. He died within a few hours after he was admitted. A few patients alleged that the two deaths had occurred as doctors were busy spending time with the Deputy Chief Minister.
Rajaiah inspects hospitals at Bellampally: On conclusion of his visit to Mancherial, the Deputy Chief Minister left for Bellampally. He visited the place where a medical college building construction work was left incomplete. Later, Rajaiah inspected the government hospital and Singareni Area hospital in the town. He examined patients and infants at both the hospitals.
Interacting with the media at the camp office of MLA D Chinnaiah, the minister said he was inspecting various hospitals to secure first hand information on the existing facilities. Based on the requirement, funds were being allocated for improvement of facilities.
The Deputy Chief Minister stressed the need for doctors to maintain punctuality. He appealed to people to avail themselves of the services being provided at government hospitals.
He said Bellampally government hospital would be upgraded into a 100-bed hospital. Measures would be taken to revive past glory to Singareni Area Hospital.
Rajaiah said he would bring to the notice of the Chief Minister the desire of local people’s representatives and people to make Bellampally a separate district as it is a centre for five Assembly constituencies.