Prefer government hospitals, avail free treatment: KCR to patients

“The state government is providing free medical treatment, food, medicines, and other facilities to the patients. People should get themselves admitted to the government hospitals for treatment,” he said.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 May 2021 4:08 AM GMT
Prefer government hospitals, avail free treatment: KCR to patients

Hyderabad: Elated over the decrease in COVID numbers, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao urged patients to prefer government hospitals and avail free treatment, medicine, and other benefits.

"The state government is providing free medical treatment, food, medicines, and other facilities to the patients. People should get themselves admitted to the government hospitals for treatment," he said.

KCR said there are 6926 beds vacant in the government hospitals. Of these, 2253 are Oxygen beds, 533 are ICU beds and 4140 are general beds.

The CM urged the people to avail facilities at government hospitals and avoid spending huge money in private hospitals.

"Since the treatment is one and the same in private and government hospitals, people should prefer government hospitals," he said.

The CM said 12 regional sub-centers should be set up at Siddipet, Wanaparthy, Mehboobabad, Kothagudem, Nagar Kurnool, Suryapet, Bhongir, Jagtial, Mancherial, Bhoopalpally, Vikarabad, and Gadwal for the treatment of poor patients.

The CM instructed the officials to make arrangements for equipment and medicines at ENT Hospital in Koti, Gandhi Hospital and Medical college hospitals in the districts to treat the Black Fungus.

"For this, if need be, 25 Microdebrider machines, HD Endoscopic cameras should be purchased immediately," he said

He also instructed the officials to immediately invite Global tenders for the supply of the vaccines. The CM also asked the officials to have a continuous rapport with the Centre on the vaccination quota.

The officials informed the CM said that so far the state had received 57, 30, 220 doses of the vaccine only and as of date there is a stock of 1,86,780 doses of Covaxin and Covishield vaccines in the state. Of this 58230 are Covaxin and 1, 28, 550 are Covishield vaccines.

He said vehicles should be arranged to supply medicines on war footing to several government hospitals. "Similarly, to store the medicines, Cold storage facilities should be set up at the sub-centers. Government hospitals should be given the top priority," he said.

He said the government has issued an order 11 months back fixing the tariff of the hospital beds for COVID patients in private hospitals. Officials said that TN, Kerala, and Maharashtra and UP, and other states are following the same guidelines.

The CM declared that the government is ready to spend any amount of funds for the creation of Medical and health infrastructure facilities.

He said a decision has been taken to set up new medical colleges in Sangareddy, Jagtial, Kothagudem, Wanaparthy, Mancherial, and Mahabubabad. He said along with these medical colleges, Colleges of Nursing should also be formed. The CM said proposals already submitted for setting up nursing colleges should be examined immediately.

The CM instructed that the 200-bedded hospitals in Anantagiri in Vikarabad, Singareni, RTC, CISF, Railways, Army, and ESI hospitals should be reserved for COVID treatment.

The CM said it is a good development that there is a decrease in the number of COVID admissions and an increase in the number of discharges due to measures taken by the government including lockdown, fever survey, distribution of COVID kits, etc.

He expressed happiness over the recovery rate of the patients. The CM suggested that the medical teams should continuously monitor people with symptoms. The CM also urged people not to feel depressed and keep their morale high.

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