HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to establish three more government hospitals in the city in addition to the existing Osmania, Gandhi and King Koti hospitals.
The decision was taken at a review meeting held with officials of the chief minister’s office (CMO) at his camp office here on Friday.
He directed the officials to search for suitable lands for the three new hospitals and to take measures to provide better health care on a par with international standards in all the five government-run hospitals, including the proposed two hospitals, in the city. Rao hinted that funds for the three new hospitals and improvement to the existing hospitals would be provided in the 2016-17 state budget.
He also decided to construct a new superspeciality hospital in the coal belt area to provide better medical facilities to coal workers. MGM Hospital in Warangal and other important hospitals in the state too will be improved.
BUDGET ESTIMATES: Meanwhile, KCR directed the officials to conduct internal meetings in all the departments to prepare estimates for the next budget. “The estimates should be in a realistic and useful manner. Unnecessary expenditure should be reduced drastically in all the departments”, he said.
The chief minister also instructed officials to speed up the process of regularising all the contract employees in the state and also implement the decision to enhance the wages to the outsourced employees.
POLICE WAGE HIKE: Intelligence chief B Shivadhar Reddy called on Rao on Friday and thanked him for announcing 25 pc special allowance to police personnel working in the intelligence, security and CID wings.
It was the responsibility of the government to give special allowance to police personnel discharging special services, the Chief Minister said. With the special allowance, the salaries of 464 personnel in intelligence, 893 in security and 646 in the CID wing will increase.
Govt inks mou with Indo-UK health institute for 1,000-bed Hospital
The state government signed an MoU with Indo-UK Institute of Health in the presence of industries minister Jupally Krishna Rao and health minister C Laxma Reddy. The MoU was signed by Ajay Rajan Gupta on behalf of IUIH and director of medical education Ramani, industries secretary Arvind Kumar and health secretary Rajeshwar Tiwari. The British team was led by Ajay Ranjan Gupta, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and trauma lead at NorthWest London NHS Trust in London. IUIH can support the development of high-quality healthcare infrastructure and services in Telangana, considering the state government’s focus on establishing state-of-the-art responsive health facilities across the state. IUIH will make direct investment in Telangana in the field of healthcare infrastructure through an investment of approximately Rs 1,000 crore, employing about 3,000 persons. It will take up initiatives like establishing a world-class 1,000-bed hospital with a medical college, incubation hub for affordable healthcare and an innovation centre for research.