HYDERABAD: The state government has decided to convert NIMS campus at Rangapur near Bibinagar into a 150-bedded hospital for which it has sanctioned Rs 60 crore for providing necessary medical facilities. This hospital will have all basic specialities like general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecology and obstetrics, dental, ENT, ophthalmology and trauma care centre.
The NIMS building has been constructed in an area of 8.6 lakh sq.ft and efforts were on to start functioning of the hospital within six months.
Speaking to reporters after a review meeting with the officials concerned, minister for medical education, 108 and 104 services Kondru Murali said that the chief minister has directed the officials to see that the medical services were made available to the people at the hospital within six months.
The chief minister directed the officials to chalk out a comprehensive plan to develop NIMS, Rangapur campus into a national diseasespecific Centre and a multispeciality hospital complex for diabetes, cancer and kidney etc.
There are other proposals like setting up Transnational Research, National Centre for Telemedicine, Centre for specialities like brain, kidney, orthopaedic, oncology, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, medical gastroenterology etc.
and Rs 1,200 crore would be spend on these projects.
Each centre would be set up with Rs 200 crore with the financial assistance from the Centre under the 12th Plan, he said.
The chief minister also reviewed the functioning of 108 and 104 services, the minister said and added that out of the total 802 vehicles of 108 services, 50 vehicles were off the road due to various reasons.
The chief minister instructed the officials to bring these vehicles on to the roads at the earliest.
It was also decided to induct 70 new vehicles into 108 services by June and fix Automatic Vehicle Location Tracing (AVLT) systems to 108 service vehicles by May 30.
“It was also decided to introduce 70 new ambulances and 78 special vehicles to tribal areas,’’ Murali said.
The state government has decided to appoint a doctor in each 104 service vehicle in addition to the existing staff.