No dearth of funds for health sector says KCR


The CM K Chandrasekhar Rao declared that the government is ready to spend any amount of funds for the creation of Medical and health infrastructure facilities. The CM said a decision is taken to set up new medical colleges in Sangareddy, Jagtial, Kothagudem, Wanaparthy, Mancherial, and Mahabubabad.

He also instructed that along with these medical colleges, Colleges of Nursing should also be formed. The CM said in those medical colleges where there are no Nursing Colleges, they should be sanctioned. He said the proposals already submitted for the nursing colleges sanction should be examined immediately.

The CM said to give medical treatment facilities and medicines to the poor in the government hospitals, 12 Regional Sub centres should be formed at Siddipet, Wanaparthy, Mehboobabad, Kothagudem, Nagar Kurnool, Suryapet, Bhongir, Jagtial, Mancherial, Bhoopalpally, Vikarabad, and Gadwal. He said to supply medicines on war footing to the several government hospitals from these Centres, vehicles should be arranged either own or on lease.

Similarly, to store the medicines, Cold storage facilities should be set up at the Sub centres. Government hospitals should be given the top priority where the poor are undergoing treatment for the supply of Oxygen.

KCR has given clear cut instructions to the officials that there should not be any Oxygen supply shortage in the government hospitals come what may. He said the government has issued an Order GO No 248, 11 Months back fixing the tariff of the hospital’s beds for Covid patients in the private hospitals. Officials said that in TN, Kerala, and Maharashtra and UP and other states are following the same guidelines. They said patients taking treatment in the private hospitals are themselves paying fee.

The CM instructed that the 200-Bedded hospitals in Anantagiri in Vikarabad, Singareni, RTC, CISF, Railways, Army and ESI hospitals should be brought in for the Covid treatment.

KCR said it is a good development that there is a decrease in the number of Covid admissions and an increase in the number of discharges due to measures taken by the government such as lockdown, fever survey, distribution of Covid Kits etc., He said it is also a good development that the percentage of patients recovering from the Covid is also better.

The CM suggested that the medical teams should continuously monitor those identified suffering with symptoms during the fever survey and keep an eye on them. The CM urged people not to entertain any fear or anxiety over Corona.