Hyderabad: Around 870 super specialists will be appointed in primary and community health centers across Telangana state to provide specialist services to identify diseases early and diagnose them. In the first phase, doctors are going to be appointed at Devarkonda in Nalgonda district, Alair, Yadadri and Bhuvanagiri districts.
The government wants to provide best quality healthcare in order to reduce the pool of patients in the city teaching hospitals. The cases which require intensive and critical care only are sent to these hospitals for better management. Dr Laxma Reddy, minister for health and family welfare explained, “We are working towards setting up specialty equipment centers for diagnosis in rural areas. Purchases have been done so that the super specialist doctors can be sent there for practice. Earlier, doctors did not have latest gadgets to practice.”
The government is also planning to increase their salary from Rs 40,000 to Rs 80,000 per month so that they agree to go to remote areas as well.
The government came up with this idea after an increase in distribution of ‘KCR kits’ due to which the number of deliveries in government hospitals have gone up....