MAHBUBNAGAR/KARIMNAGAR/ADILABAD:Health minister Dr C Laxma Reddy launched the second phase of the pulse polio programme in the district on Sunday.
He said that the government would set up a 100-bed hospital in Gadwal, which is popular as Nadigadda in Mahbubnagar district.
The minister made the statement while addressing a gathering after launching a mega health camp at Shanthinagar in the district.
The camp was organised by doctors belonging to corporate hospitals of Hyderabad.
Speaking on the occasion, Reddy said that the government has decided to install CCTV cameras in all government hospitals of the state.
He said that as a pilot project, 16 web cameras have been installed at the newly set up Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facility at Mahbubnagar district hospital.
He assured the people that they would provide irrigation water to ayacut areas of RDS by building Tungilla lift irrigation project.
Meanwhile, in Karimnagar, ZP chairperson Tula Uma along with MLA Gangula Kamalakar and collector Neetu Prasad inaugurated the second phase of polio immunisation programme at Urban Health Centre, Buttirajaram Colony here on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, Uma said it is everyone’s responsibility to eradicate polio, and stressed that national development is possible only with a healthy society.
She advised parents whose children are between 0-5 age group to administer polio vaccine to them.
Collector Neetu Prasad said over 4,38,439 children have been identified to be in the need of administering the vaccine, and 2,840 polio centres and 86 mobile vaccination centres were set up for the same, she added.
MCK mayor S Ravinder Singh, district medical and health officer A Rajesham attended.
In Adilabad, district collector M Jagan Mohan inaugurated the second phase of the pulse polio programme by administering doses to children at the UHC in Shanti Nagar on Sunday.
On the occasion, Jagan said that in the first phase, 3,69,972 children were administered the dose and the district is hoping to match the number in the second phase too.