Chief Minister KCR sets deadline for new hospitals

Chief Minister KCR sets deadline for new hospitals
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Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday directed the officials of Health and Medical Department to start work on 500 bed multi-speciality hospitals in Khammam and Karimnagar. He set a deadline of two years to complete the hospitals.

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday directed the officials of Health and Medical Department to start work on 500 bed multi-speciality hospitals in Khammam and Karimnagar. He set a deadline of two years to complete the hospitals.

Reviewing the progress in the implementation of the proposals to set up new hospitals in Telangana, the Chief Minister asked Health Minister C Laxma Reddy and the officials of health department to finalise the tenders at the earliest. He wanted the proposed multi-specialty hospitals in Hyderabad, Karimnagar and Khammam to begin functioning from 2018.

In the first phase, three big hospitals with 750 bed capacity each would come up in Hyderabad. Out of these, 500 beds would be used under multi-specialty category and the remaining 250 would be allocated for women and child care. The twin health towers being set up at the existing Osmania General Hospital would have 1000 bed capacity.

The new hospitals in Karimnagar and Khammam would be established with 500 bed capacity each. Instructing the officials to seek the international consultant WAPCOS (Water Resources, Power and Infrastructures) Limited to prepare designs for the hospitals,

the Chief Minister said Netherlands based Rabobank has come forward to provide funding for the new hospitals. Coinciding the meeting, the bank’s vice-president Han Bartlds called on KCR at his camp office and expressed interest in joining as partner in the construction of hospitals.

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