Government hospitals soon be outsourced

Friday, January 1, 2016

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu today said that as part of reforms in health sector, the government has decided to entrust the maintenance of government hospitals, primary health centres and Community Health Centres will be outsourced.

Chief Minister announced constitution of a special committee to suggest reforms in the NTR Health Scheme. After inaugurating the medical tests wing here under NTR Health Scheme and a 102 call Centre through a remote system. He said private persons would handle disposal of bio-medical waste and maintenance of basic infrastructure like beds, cots and toilets in Government hospitals. More number of medical shops selling generic medicines would come up at the government hospital to make the medicines affordable to the needy, he said.

Over 55,000 medical tools and equipment were lying unused in government run hospitals across the State for want of repairs and funds to the tune of Rs.500 crore would be needed to repair and re-fix them. Private companies would be engaged to repair them with a cost of Rs.200 crore. He also inaugurated 100 bed wing on the premises of Government General Hospital, Eluru exclusively for the treatment of pregnant women and delivery cases.

On 102 service, the Chief Minster said the main objective was to take medical care to the doorsteps of pregnant women in rural areas and slum habitations in the urban areas. From February 1 onwards, all the Community Health Centres would be in a position to conduct 40 lab test while PHCs would be in a position to perform 19 different medical tests besides operating the facility of ‘Mother and Child Express’ ambulances. Over 500 doctor posts and 1,000 staff nurse posts would be filled up at the earliest and bio-metric system would be int4roduced in all hospitals, he said.

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