Now that Harish Rao happens to be the health minister looks like things will change rapidly on the healthcare front in the state. Right now, the state government has launched medical infrastructure works worth Rs 10.91 crore at the Fever Hospital. This will include a state-of-art outpatient block to accommodate over 1000 patients, a dialysis facility at the cost of Rs 50 lakh, and a high-end mortuary facility worth Rs 60 lakh.
Health Minister T Harish Rao will be laying the foundation stone for the new outpatient block at Fever Hospital and also launched 13 hearse vehicles and three ambulances, meant to provide exclusive services to needy patients in the state.
At the event, Harish Rao mentioned that CM KCR is rather keen on improving and developing quality healthcare in the state and among the poor under GHMC. In the last month or so, major renovation and new projects have been launched at all top tertiary hospitals in Hyderabad.
In fact, the launching of 13 hearses is part of the efforts to improve and provide proper services for relatives of deceased patients in government hospitals. The state government has already released R 32.54 crore for the development of 61 mortuaries across Telangana. A high-end state-of-the-art mortuary is also coming up at Osmania General Hospital, and the limit for Arogyasri patients has been increased to Rs 5 lakh from Rs 2 lakh.
In all, the Telangana government is spending about Rs 1690 crore, which is incidentally the highest in the country. As Gandhi Hospital and Fever Hospital are under duress owing to hordes of people coming to the hospital, the government has also decided to construct four multi-specialty hospitals in and around Hyderabad.