For the first time in Telangana, an allergy clinic has become available in a government hospital. Medical Education Director (DME) Dr. Ramesh Reddy on Wednesday inaugurated the Allergy Clinic at Chest Hospital in Hyderabad. Chest Hospital Superintendent Dr. Mahaboob Khan said that from now on, medical services will be provided to allergy patients every Wednesday.
He said the clinic was set up in Hyderabad as per the directions of Chief Minister KCR to start allergy clinics in district hospitals as well as affiliated hospitals of government medical colleges.All medical colleges in the state will be allotted 20 beds for allergy clinics as per National Medical Council regulations.
Currently, about 30 percent of the population suffers from various forms of allergies. Poor, middle-class people are finding it difficult to treat because allergies are chronic. Many people with allergies have to resort to private hospitals as allergy treatment is available only in very few government hospitals in the country.
Taking that as an opportunity, private allergy clinics are fleecing the poor and middle-class patients. With this, CM KCR took the initiative and directed the medical health department to start allergy clinics in government hospitals. It was against this backdrop that the first allergy clinic was started at the Chest Hospital in Erragadda.