Telangana finance minister, T. Harish Rao. (DC)
Mulugu: Health minister T. Harish Rao on Saturday launched the state government’s e-Health Project in Mulugu district for conducting a comprehensive health survey of all persons who have crossed 18 years of age.
Mulugu and Rajanna Sircilla are districts where the 100 crore project has been launched on a pilot basis. Others present included ministers Errabelli Dayakar Rao and Satyavathi Rathode, Mahbubabad MP Malothu Kavitha, Congress party Mulugu MLA Seethakka, TSMIDC chairman Errolla Srinivas, ZP chairman Kusuma Jagadish, state health director Srinivas, district collector Krishna Adithya, additional collector Tripathi and RDO Rama Devi.
Before launching the e-health project, Harish Rao laid foundation stones for construction of a 250-bed hospital building at a cost of 42 crore and a 60 lakh paediatric unit and radiology lab.
Under the e-health project, a comprehensive health survey of individuals above 18 years of age will be conducted by 153 teams comprising one ANM, two ASHA workers and other health workers. They will collect details like a person’s height, weight, gender, percentage of haemoglobin, blood group, blood pressure, sugar levels, problems related to eyes, kidneys, liver and heart, apart from carrying out 30 diagnostic tests.
The health minister said after completion of the survey, individuals will be given digital health cards, which will immediately give their medical condition to doctors examining them later for providing efficient health services immediately.
Harish Rao went on to accuse centre of discriminating against Telangana state. He said only 20 crore have been allotted for establishment of tribal university, where tribals have been given only 7.5 percent reservation.
"What is the use of establishing such a university? The central government must allot 90 percent of seats to tribal people," he demanded.