Hyderabad: Heralding yet another revolutionary chapter in healthcare for the common man in Telangana, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao on Friday launched a mini hub imaging service centre at Sriramnagar near Borabanda on Friday. The hub is part of the Telangana Diagnostics project, a first-of-its-kind initiative to provide quality diagnostic and imaging services free of cost to the urban poor.
Under this initiative, eight sample collection points (UCHCs/UPHCs) have already been set up as mini hubs for diagnostic services by providing ECG, radiology services. Eight more mini diagnostic hubs will be set up in the coming months in the city, taking the total number of such local diagnostic facilities to 16.
Health Minister E Rajender, inaugurating the mini diagnostic hub at UPHC in Lalapet, said the vision was to ensure that such vital and expensive diagnostic facilities were available to the poor across Telangana. In addition to the Lalapet mini hub, seven more similar facilities were inaugurated in Hyderabad on Friday. These included the one opened by the IT Minister at Sriramnagar, while the rest were at Barkas, Panipura, Puranapul, Amberpet, Jangammet and Sitaphalmandi.
The mini hubs for diagnostics will offer ECG, Ultrasonography (USG) and X-ray, which are the three most frequent diagnostic tests that are prescribed by doctors. In addition to establishing 16 mini hubs in Hyderabad, eight high-end modular operation theatres are also coming up at Gandhi Hospital, Rajender said.
The modular operation theatre complex at Gandhi Hospital will be utilised for taking up organ transplantation surgeries of liver and kidneys. “The aim is to offer expensive diagnostic facilities free of cost at government hospitals,” he said.
Eatala hopes inoculation for senior politicos
Health Minister E Rajender expressed hope that in the second phase of Covid vaccination drive, like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all public representatives in the country above 50 years too would get inoculated.
“All public representatives, not only in Telangana but across the country, have worked really hard during Covid pandemic. I am sure when the time is right, even MLAs and MPs will get vaccinated,” he said.
Rajender pointed out that administration of Covaxin of Bharat Biotech was already under way in Telangana. “So far, we have not observed any major or severe side effects from Covaxin and this is great news for all of us. We need all the Covid vaccines to succeed in providing proper protection from the coronavirus,” he said.
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