Health Minister sanctions 100 bedded critical care unit Civil hospital in Karimnagar town

Govt medical college, nursing and paramedical courses to start functioning from the academic year 2023-24 in Karimnagar town


KARIMNAGAR:  Minister for Health T Harish Rao has sanctioned 100 bedded emergency critical care unit (CCU) to meet emergencies during accidents to the Karimnagar district headquarters in Karimnagar town.

The Minister inspected the government headquarters hospital in Karimnagar town along with Minister for Civil Supplies Gangula Kamalakar, ZP chairperson K Vijaya, Manakondur legislator Rasamayi Balakishan, Collector RV Karnan, Mayor Y Sunil Rao and others on Thursday evening (December 29, 2022). He visited each and every ward and interacted with the patients undergoing treatment and also their attendants about the treatment and medicines provided at the government hospital.

Talking to newsmen, Mr Harish Rao said that the government had sanctioned Rs 18 crore to start the medical college during the academic year 2023-24 in Karimnagar town with all facilities including nursing and paramedical courses. Before the formation of Telangana state, there were only five medical colleges, he said and added that they had added 17 new medical colleges and planning to make it a total of 25 medical colleges during the year 2023-24.

He said that the Telangana state was having 19 MBBS seats for every one lakh population, which is the highest ratio in the country. Stating that the government was taking all measures for the start of medical colleges in Karimnagar and Sircilla textile town from the academic year 2023-24, he said that the Telangana government alone had sanctioned four medical colleges in the erstwhile Karimnagar district.

Appreciating the doctors at the district headquarters for conducting 750 deliveries per month in spite of pressures, the Minister said that they were planning to open palliative care facilities for patients suffering from cancer at all district hospitals in the Telangana state. He said that they had upgraded the Korutla, Husnabad, Manthani and Vemulawada hospitals into 100 bedded.

He also instructed the medical fraternity to ensure that the patients were provided with proper medicines during their discharge and warned of stern action if he found any private medicines in the government hospital.


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