The Telangana state government has decided to improve its health infrastructure to provide better medical treatment to its people. A cabinet sub-committee has been formed to review the government hospitals and to research best practises in other states, as well as in Sri Lanka, in order to provide a report with appropriate suggestions.
The cabinet sub-committee chaired by Finance Minister T Harish Rao will have ministers G Jagadish Reddy, V Srinivas Goud, P Sabitha Indra Reddy, Talsani Srinivas Yadav, Vemula Prashanth Reddy, and Satyavathi Rathod as members. The sub-committee will travel to Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which provide the best medical services in the country, as well as Sri Lanka, to investigate and produce a detailed report outlining necessary steps to strengthen the state's medical and healthcare systems. Telangana state government will also modernise blood banks and build additional blood banks to meet the needs of all hospitals.
A total of 19 government diagnostic centres set to open across the state on Wednesday, the government will gradually open diagnostic centres in other districts as well. ECG, digital X-ray, ultrasound, 2D Echo, and other tests, as well as mammogram machines, will be available at these locations.
The state cabinet also gave green signal for the construction of 100-bed hospitals in Sathupalli and Madhira towns as well as develop the existing hospitals into Mother and Childcare Centres (MCC). It has also decided to increase the capacity of the existing MCC in Suryapet from 50 beds to 200 beds.
A multi-super speciality hospital would be built on the premises of Warangal on the lines of AIIMS.
Third wave of coronavirus is expected, so the cabinet has directed the officials to take all the precautionary measures.
The state cabinet has decided to immediately issue ration cards to 4,46,169 eligible beneficiaries whose applications are pending with the government within the next 15 days.
The state cabinet also gave green signal for the establishment of Telangana Special Food Processing Zones (TSFPZ) in the erstwhile nine districts, excluding Hyderabad district.