Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao today said introduction of KCR Kits program has increased confidence among women and other people and promised to strengthen the hospitals. He appealed to the people not to waste their money by going to private hospitals whose number came down after KCR Kits program launched and equipping of government hospitals with all modern facilities.
Harish Rao launched a multi-specialty Narsapur Area Hospital at Medchal district along with Health Minister Dr C Lakshma Reddy, Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy and others. The hospital with latest equipment and machinery was constructed by spending about Rs 15 crore. “We are spending Rs 600 crore to implement KCR Kits scheme which is successful. The State Government was strengthening its hospitals and even Governor ESL Narasimhan and ministers and VIPs are now taking treatment in NIMS and Gandhi Hospital now, he said. Narsapur will get all modern health facilities and institutional deliveries increased beyond 350 which were below 200 earlier.
“Soon we will launch an ICU unit in Narsapur on the lines of Medak and Siddipet,” he said. The minister also said a dialysis center will be started in Medak in 10 days in addition to four set up in combined Medak district. Telangana could address the problems of education, health and others under able leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. He criticised that the previous governments failed to set up an ICU unit, dialysis center in Telangana after 70 years of independence. Now the TRS Government was focusing on all these issues, he said.
Lakshma Reddy said health and education were getting top priority with welfare and development programs in the State. The government hospitals are fully equipped with all modern facilities and people are reposing faith to avail improved health services. “Though the previous governments ignored these hospitals, we are now setting up 40 dialysis centers, 20 ICU centers to cater to the emergency health needs of the people. KCR plans to develop a health society and people should keep healthy and avail facilities, he added. (NSS)