ONGOLE: Health minister Kamineni Srinivas has said that the government is taking steps for the improvement of basic amenities at government hospitals in the state. “Gynaecologists and anesthesiologists would soon be appointed for various government hospitals soon,” he said and directed the officials to take immediate measures to improve the facilities at RIMS in the town.
Addressing a review meeting with officials of the Health Department here Wednesday, the minister said that equal priority would to given all districts and efforts were being made to set up a cancer hospital in Nellore.
He also said that the RIMS was understaffed and expressed disappointment over the sanitary conditions at the hospital.
He asked the doctors to be present at the primary health care centres from 9 am to 4 pm to take care of the out-patients and also asked them to take measures in reducing women and child mortality rate in the state.
District collector GSRKR Vijaya Kumar requested the minister to set up a blood bank at RIMS Hospita.
Several MLAs from the district, joint collector K Yacub Naik, DM & HO Dr Chandriah and Health Department officials attended the meeting.