Education & health Centre’s top priority: Dattatreya

Education & health Centre’s top priority: Dattatreya
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Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya on Friday inspected the CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) Wellness Centre at Himayathnagar and spoke to officials about the functioning of wellness centres in the city.

Hyderabad: Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya on Friday inspected the CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) Wellness Centre at Himayathnagar and spoke to officials about the functioning of wellness centres in the city.

Addressing the officials, Dattatreya said the Centre was giving top priority to health and education and allocated Rs 1,200 crore to Education and Health departments in the State. He said that Rs 72 crore was sanctioned to Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, and Rs 72 crore for RIMS, Adilabad. He also said the Centre had agreed to set up an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Telangana.

The Union Minister also said the NDA government was providing financial help for establishing kidney dialysis centres in every district in the country. Keeping in view of the lack of doctors and experienced government doctors, he said the Centre had increased the retirement age of doctors by three years.

He also said there were 1.5 lakh beneficiaries under CGHS in Hyderabad city. There are 4,000 beneficiaries under the CGHS Wellness Centre, Himayathnagar, he said, adding that the dispensary would be converted into a polyclinic in the interests of workers.

The Union Minister called upon the people to participate in Swachch Bharat Abhiyan and make the city clean and green. Local MLA Chintala Ramachandra Reddy and Dr Vijayabhaskar, Additional Director, CGHS, also participated in the event.

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