Telangana Health Minister T Harish Rao today launched a scheme to provide subsidised meals to attendants of patients in the mornings, afternoons and nights in 18 government hospitals in the GHMC limits.
Every day, some 20,000 attendants of patients will get food three times for Rs. 5 a meal.
The meals will be provided by the Hare Krishna Movement Charitable Trust (of ISKCON), with the State government paying the organization Rs. 21 per plate in addition to the Rs. 5 being paid by the attendants.
Night shelters would also be put up at the hospitals shortly, Rao said.
The health minister also said that the government had started 40 ICU beds in the Osmania General Hospital, and that 30 more beds would be added shortly. The hospital would be developed on all fronts, and a committee had been constituted for constructing a new building in the hospital shortly without any link with the heritage building, Rao added.
filed in:Telangana, Hospitals, Social Welfare, Osmania General Hospital, T Harish Rao, Government Hospitals