Poor Asked To Avoid Private Hospitals, use Basti Dawakhanas
Telangana Health Minister T Harish Rao today asked the poor not to visit private hospitals, as 350 Basthi Dawakhanas in Hyderabad were offering high quality services.
Hyderabad | 11th May 2022
Telangana Health Minister T Harish Rao today asked the poor not to visit private hospitals for undergoing treatment, as a total of 350 Basthi Dawakhanas set up in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits were offering high quality health care services.
Launching a T-Diagnostic mini-hub at Narsingi in Hyderabad, Rao said that thanks to all the Basthi Dawakhanas, the people were witnessing revolutionary changes in the health sector, and that quality health care had reached the doorstep of poor free of cost.
Rao also said that a total of 57 diagnostic services would be offered at the T-diagnostic centres in Hyderabad very soon, and that that number too would be increased to 134.
"Right now, facilities like digital X-ray, 2D-echo, ultrasound and ECG are available for free for the poor, and in the near future, the people will get more services in their respective areas," Rao said.
He also added that another 20 radiology labs too would come up in the State capital, in addition to three more super-speciality hospitals (the TIMS).
The minister said that efforts were also underway to enable organ transplantation surgeries to be taken up in the government tertiary hospitals. High-end surgeries like joint and knee replacements surgeries had already started in Gandhi Hospital, Osmania General Hospital and the various district teaching hospitals, he added.
The minister said that efforts were underway to augment the medical infrastructure at every level in Telangana, and that in the coming weeks the State government would notify 13,000 jobs in the health department.
On the occasion, the Minister also launched the T-Diagnostic mobile app.
10 T-Diagnostic mini-hubs were launched in Hyderabad today, with local public representatives participating in the inaugural functions in their respective areas.
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