HYDERABAD: The newly-constructed oncology unit at the Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) was inaugurated by IT Minister K T Rama Rao here on Thursday.The 50-bed unit has been developed at a cost of `10 crore by Megha Engineering Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (MEIL). MEIL managing director P V Krishna Reddy said the company would maintain the oncology unit for the next three years and also promised to renovate the old oncology building.
Speaking on the occasion, K T Rama Rao said, “Only with the CSR activity can advanced technologies reach to the common man. NIMS is providing expensive surgeries at low cost to poor people. I am happy to learn that NIMS has done 1,084 kidney transplantation surgeries, seven liver transplantations and over 100 bone marrow surgeries.” He further said, “Telangana government is also doing a lot of programmes in the health sector. Recently we have started ‘Kanti Velugu’ programme and it is getting a a good response from the people.”
KTR along with Health Minister C Lakshma Reddy, NIMS Director Manohar and MEIL chairman PP Reddy, opened the ICU. Reddy said, “Our CSR activity is a continuous process to build a better society. With the budget of `10 crore, we created the best oncology unit at NIMS,’’ he said.