NIMS Director Dr Manohar and ESIC Medical College Dean Dr M. Srinivas here on Monday signed an MoU and exchanged it in the presence of Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatraya and State Minister for Medical & Health Dr C. Laxma Reddy and ESIC Regional Director R.S. Rao.
Speaking on the occasion, Bandaru Dattatraya, along with Dr C. Laxma Reddy, said that for the first time in the country, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Centre’s ESIC Medical College, Sanathnagar and State Government’s Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad on utilization of infrastructure of ESIC Medical College and extending support of the Super Specialty experts from NIMS. The Union Minister said the NIMS has good experts in all the Super Specialty Departments. The Super Specialty doctors, after completion of DM/MCH course are required to do one year mandatory service and this shall be completed in the ESIC Super Specialty Hospital, Sanathnagar attached to ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad as per the MoU.
Bandaru also said with the MoU, the workers and their dependents would be immensely benefited in treatment of various diseases 24 X 7 hours and the treatments cover the departments like Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Nephrology, Urology, Radiology and Anesthesiology and so on. The NIMS will also be benefited with the most modern infrastructure and equipments of ESIC Super Specialty Hospital along with accommodation to the Super Speciality Doctors in the ESIC Medical College Campus and the Super Specialty Doctors would be getting job for one year after the completion of their Super Speciality course from NIMS.
Sri Dattaraya stated that Hon’ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi Ji has instructed to utilize the infrastructure available in the society like education institutions during the spare time for skill development. Similar to this the infrastructure of ESIC Medical College would be utilized for affordable medicine to the poor people. Now with this MoU the poor workers are in the super specialty experts of NIMS. He also said the ESIC Medical College would offer 60% seats to Telangana and 40% seats to ESIC insured workers.
Dattaraya has congratulated Dr C. Laxma Reddy and Dr Manohar on the occasion of signing MoU and thanked them for co-operating in extending better medi-care to the poor people. Dr C Laxma Reddy has congratulated Dattaraya and his team for obtaining MCI permission for ESIC Medical College at Sanathnagar duly attending to all deficiencies raised by the MCI in a record period of 100 days. He said the understanding between the Centre and State Govt. Medical Institutions is a boon to the poor workers and would start a new page in the Medical History of the State. The better facilities would always help to improve the Health of the workers and in turn productivity, he added.
Dattaraya said the State Govt. and the Centre were working together in offering better medi-care to the people on the agenda of the development and the Centre was extending 60% of about Rs 1000 crore for Medical and Health to the State of Telangana. Telangana State is being offered liberal funds from the Centre. He elaborated that while 60% was being born by the Centre 40% is borne by the State in reproductive Child Health care – Rs 278 crore; Immunization – Rs. 30 crore, National Urban Health Mission – Rs 170 crore, Diabetes, elderly care cancer– Rs 431 crore, Malaria, Dengue control Rs 4 crore, TB Control Rs 7 crore, leprosy Rs 7 crore.
The Union Minister also stated that under Prime Minister’s Swasth Suraksha Yojana, the Centre was offering its 60% share of Rs 150 crore to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad, Rs 150 crore to Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, Rs 150 crore to State Cancer Centre totaling about Rs. 1,000 crore. (NSS)