Telangana Minister for Health T Harish Rao today announced that in addition to the Basti Dawakhanas and diagnostic centres, the State government would be launching 10 radiology labs in Hyderabad on May 11.
The labs will be equipped with ultrasound, 2D Echo, X-Ray and mammography facilities, provided to the people free of cost.
Rao was speaking after inaugurating a new block on the premises of the Koti Maternity Hospital on Friday along with his cabinet colleagues Talasani Srinivas Yadav and Mahmood Ali.
The minister said that the State government had in fact planned to inaugurate 12 radiology labs on the 11th, but that the final works of two of the labs were yet to be completed, and that those too would be ready in 15 days.
Rao claimed that the State government was already providing the best health services to the people through the Basti Dawakhanas and the diagnostic centres, and the upcoming radiology labs would further ease the burden of the poor in Hyderabad.
Earlier, the minister inaugurated a CT scan facility at a cost of Rs. 2 crore at the Erragadda Hospital. He then laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new building at a cost of Rs. 35 crore on the premises of the ENT Hospital in Koti. The proposed building will have a facility of 110 beds and 8 operation theatres.
Stating that the State government was committed to providing even better health facilities to the poor, Rao said that the government was also launching a free meal facility at 18 government hospitals across the city on May 12.
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