Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the officials to ensure that services in Government hospitals are on par with corporate hospitals and not to compromise on Nadu-Nedu funds and complete the initiative within a specified timelines.
During the review meeting held on Nadu Nedu (Health) here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister instructed the officials to focus on the maintenance of existing hospitals, newly constructed hospitals and teaching hospitals. If there are any issues related to land acquisition or any other regarding Nadu-Nedu works, the Chief Minister said to bring to his notice for immediate solution.
He further directed the officials to ensure that all the government hospitals meet the standards of corporate hospitals in terms of infrastructure, maintenance, and cleanliness and strict standards must be adhered to make such quality services are available in State-run hospitals. In regard to this, the officials were asked to prepare a Standard Operating Procedure for better execution, to provide the best medicine, the best management, the best standards to the poor in government hospitals.
In addition to these, the Chief Minister emphasised maintaining proper sanitation and a clean environment in the hospitals, right from changing bedsheets to the food being provided in the government hospitals. He told the authorities to prepare an SOP on actions to be taken and procedures to be followed for maintaining proper sanitation in hospitals. Similarly, in regard to the hospital infrastructure and staff, the Chief Minister instructed the officials to recruit the staff needed and maintain the equipment in a proper way. Also, every hospital should have the best management arrangements with an effective mechanism that manages each hospital.
The Chief Minister asked the authorities to bring in experienced professionals in hospital management and said hospital administration and medical services are two different things and added that it should be implemented from Village Clinics to Teaching Hospitals and SOPs should be prepared. Similarly in schools, strict measures should be taken on management issues and directed authorities to prepare SOPs on how the schools should be managed.
Reviewing YSR health clinics, the Chief Minister said 10,011 YSR health clinics are being setup in the state including the renovation of 1,426 old clinics and directed the officials to ensure no problems in these works. He said the construction of clinics should be completed by September. The officials said the construction works are on a brisk pace. He instructed the officials to prepare SOPs for the activities in Health Clinics like they were prepared for Nadu Nedu works and Construction of teaching hospitals. He said to ensure adequate staff for these clinics and recruit if necessary.
The officials said that selection process of sites for construction of new PHCs is completed and added that the renovation works in old PHCs and construction of new PHCs would be completed by October. The Chief Minister said to prepare an action plan to complete renovation works in old PHCs and construction of new PHCs in Urban areas very soon and directed the officials to ensure the works will be done on war footing. The Officials said Nadu-Nedu works in area hospitals and community hospitals would be completed by December.
The Chief Minister also reviewed on works related to construction of medical colleges and multi specialty hospitals and new medical colleges including Paderu, Pulivendula, Piduguralla, Machilipatnam, and multi-specialty hospitals in tribal areas, etc. The Chief Minister directed the officials to complete the land acquisition and payment for construction of medical colleges and hospitals by March end. The Officials said the tender process for construction of new medical colleges would be completed by May 15 and the tender process for the development works in existing medical colleges would be completed by April end.
Reviewing COVID-19, the officials briefed the Chief Minister on the prevailing situation of COVID across the state. The officials said a total of 9,625 beds are still available in 69 hospitals and they are on high alert.
Deputy Chief Minister (Medical and Health) Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas (Nani), Chief Secretary Adityanath Das, health Principal Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal, Andhra Pradesh Medical Services and Infrastructure Development Corporation (AP-MSIDC) VC and MD V Vijayarama Raju Health Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar, Arogyasri CEO Dr A Mallikarjuna and other officials were present.