Kamineni hints at shoring up beds


      


Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas addressing a meeting at Peddada village in Pedapudi mandal in East Godavari district on Thursday
Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas addressing a meeting at Peddada village in Pedapudi mandal in East Godavari district on Thursday

Pedapudi (East Godavari): Steps are being taken to increase the number of beds on temporary basis in government hospitals, Minister for Health, Dr Kamineni Srinivasa Rao said here on Thursday.

He laid foundation stone to the primary health centre to be built at a cost of Rs 1.18 crore in Peddada village of Pedapudi mandal in East Godavari district on Thursday. 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Kamineni said that the number on patients coming to government hospitals has increased and it will take time to enhance the number of beds in the hospitals.

In the mean time,  he said that the steps will be taken to increase number of beds temporarily. He further said that the government is taking steps to reduce deaths of mother and child in the state and claimed that the State has received an award for this endeavor.  

He informed that tabs have been given to 16,000 ANMs to monitor the health conditions of pregnant women and maintained that steps are being taken to replace old 108 vehicles with new ones and NTR kits are being given to children who are born in government hospitals. Remind that 1,400 doctor’s posts have been filled up, he mentioned that another 500 posts will be filled very soon.

Rajamahendravaram MP. M Muralimohan observed that treatment in private hospitals is getting very costly and suggested enhancing of facilities in government hospitals and asked women to alert on breast cancer. 

MLC Boddu Bhaskar Rama Rao and Anaparthy MLA Nallamilli Ramakrishna Reddy also spoke on the occasion.