Health Minister Harish Rao laid foundation for the construction of 200-bed Mother and Child Health (MCH), with a cost of Rs 55cr at Errum Manzil. (Image Source: Twitter)
HYDERABAD: Health minister T. Harish Rao laid the foundation stone for the 200-bed Maternity and Child Health Hospital at Errum Manzil on Tuesday and said more such facilities would be created to improve maternal and child care.
"The state ranks third in the reduction of maternal and child mortality rate and the government is striving to top the list. We are setting up 600 beds for maternal and child care at the Gandhi Hospital, NIMS and the Alwal hospital," he said.
Harish Rao said the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences would get a facility with 2,000 beds with advanced facilities for which Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao would lay the foundation stone. In addition, a 100-bed dialysis centre will be opened in addition to the existing 34 dialysis beds to serve about 1,500 patients a day.
Elsewhere, at a review meeting, Harish Rao directed officials to speed up work on the nine medical colleges and ensure that they will be ready for opening by July.
Rao also issued orders for the completion of the recruitment process for assistant professors and associate professors and asked the district collectors and principals of medical colleges to take all necessary steps to start the academic year in medical colleges.