150-bed hospital to open in Warangal on Friday

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Minister Dayakar Rao inspecting the KMC hospital on Thursday

Warangal Urban: Medical services at the 150-bed superspeciality hospital constructed on the premises of Kakatiya Medical College (KMC) at a cost of Rs 150 crore will commence on Friday, said Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Errabelli Dayakar Rao here on Thursday.

The Minister, who inspected the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital (MGMH) to learn about the treatment being given to Covid-19 patients, visited the superspeciality hospital built under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) and announced that medical services for non-Covid patients would begin from Friday. When officials apprised the Minister of the need to fill 288 posts at the new hospital, he asked them to begin the recruitment at the earliest.

Dayakar Rao said 1,250-bed MGMH has been completely converted into a Covid hospital and advised people who tested positive not to visit private hospitals. “We are taking steps to ensure oxygen supply, Remdesivir injections, and special beds at government hospitals. An additional 250 beds with oxygen facility will be made available at MGMH,” he added.

Earlier, addressing a review meeting via video conference with officials over Covid-19 cases, the Minister appealed to doctors and medical staff to forgo leaves during these tough times. “In view of the sudden spurt in the cases, MGNREGA workers should be divided into small groups so that the virus does not spread to all. Officials must impose fines on those who do not wear masks,” he added.

Dayakar Rao also stressed the need for setting up isolation centres. Tribal Welfare Minister Satyavathi Rathod also spoke at the meeting. District Collectors of erstwhile Warangal district and medical officials attended the meeting.


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