Hyderabad: Telangana health minister Harish Rao on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for the Mahbubabad district hospital.
Addressing the gathering at the ceremony, MLC Ravinder Rao said, “Harish Rao has given us another reason to rejoice as he lays the foundation stone for the district hospital here”.
The medical facility sanctioned for Rs 550 crore will reduce the commute time for the people of Mahbubabad and provide quality health care.
The hospital will employ approximately 1000 doctors who will serve as teaching staff, doctors, and resident doctors here. “Today the Mahbubabad district has received schools and colleges which will ensure the development of our district,” added Ravinder.
During the inauguration, Telangana’s finance and health minister Harish Rao credited Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) for prioritizing the development of health infrastructure in the state. He also refuted various ‘malicious’ claims by Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) against TRS.
Harish Rao said that despite the state being governed by Congress and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) all along, it never developed medical and health infrastructure in the state. Previously there were only three government medical colleges in Nizamabad, Adilabad, and Warangal with just 700 seats in the state. The health minister was accompanied by Panchayat Raj minister Errabali Dayakar Rao and other dignitaries from the TRS party.