Hyderabad: During the first wave of COVID-19, the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS) was set up with fanfare and tall promises of providing good treatment. But during the second wave of COVID-19, this facility is increasing sickness of its patients instead of curing them.
Recently, a number of cases came to the fore when the patients under going treatment here died due to shortage of doctors and medical staff.
The state government chose a “brand name” for the hospital but failed to appoint doctors, nurses and other para medical staff to match its standard.
In spite of a number of complaints of negligence and non supply of food to the patients in TIMS, the government failed to address this problem.
The patients are advised to go to TIMS instead of Gandhi or King Koti Hospitals. But unfortunately, there is only one doctor and one nurse in ICU ward of the hospital.
There is an acute shortage of doctors and nurses in ICU and other departments of the hospital.
In order to overcome the shortage of doctors, the state government decided to appoint fresh MBBS graduates for part time. But the response on Government website is not encouraging.