For the first time since pandemic, CM KCR visits Gandhi Hospital

For the first time since the pandemic, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao visited the state-designated covid center- Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad on May 19 afternoon.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  19 May 2021 8:31 AM GMT
For the first time since pandemic, CM KCR visits Gandhi Hospital

Hyderabad: For the first time since the pandemic, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao visited the state-designated covid center- Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad on May 19 afternoon.

The team led by the CM visited the Covid-19 emergency ward, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and also the out-patient ward at the Gandhi hospital. He as well spoke to the patients and inquired about the treatment and food provided. The CM also spent time with senior and junior doctors, contract nurses and supporting medical staff designated at the Gandhi Hospital. The CM quickly responded to some of the problems raised by the patients and gave instructions to the medical officers.


"The government would solve any problem faced by medicos. As young doctors you need to stand by the people in these turbulent times" he said and instructed the Medical and Health Officials to send the proposals for immediate redressal. The visit comes a day after the CM decided to extend the lockdown till 30th May.

In all probability, Wednesday marked CM KCR's first ground visit since 2020. He was accompanied by finance minister T Harish Rao, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Director of Medical Education Dr Ramesh Reddy, and Director of Public Health Dr G Srinivasa Rao. The team also inspected the oxygen concentrators installed at Gandhi Hospital. The facility is expected to generate 1000 liters of Oxgyen from ambient (open air) in one minute. Such, four plants have been approved for the state of Telangana. Going by calculation, 4000 liters of Oxygen will be generated each minute from these plants.

Meanwhile, Telangana government on Tuesday enhanced the stipend of doctors by 15 percent in a bid to boost their morale. All house surgeons, PG degree and diploma holders, and MBBS students, who are discharging their duties in teaching hospitals, will be covered under this package. Accordingly, the stipend of house surgeons from medical and dental streams has been enhanced from Rs. 19,589 to Rs. 22,527.

For first-year PG students, the stipend has been revised from Rs. 44, 075 to Rs. 50, 686, while for the second year students, it has been enhanced from Rs. 46, 524 to Rs. 53, 503.The monthly stipend for final year PG students has been increased from Rs. 48, 973 to Rs. 56, 319. The stipend for medicos pursuing first year PG diploma has been enhanced from Rs. 44, 075 to Rs. 50, 686, while for second-year PG diploma students, the stipend has been enhanced from Rs. 46, 524 to Rs. 53, 503.

The stipend for MBBS doctors pursuing first-year super-specialty courses have been increased from Rs. 48, 973 to Rs. 50, 686. For second-year super-specialty courses, it has been enhanced from Rs. 51, 422 to Rs. 59, 135, and for third-year, the stipend has been increased from Rs. 53, 869 to Rs. 61, 949.

Likewise, for dental students pursuing first year Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS), the stipend has been enhanced from Rs. 44, 075 to Rs. 50, 686. For second-year, students, it has been increased from Rs. 46, 524 to Rs. 53, 503. For the third-year, MDS course, the stipend has been enhanced from Rs. 48, 973 to Rs. 56, 319.

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