Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday said the central government team, which was rushed to assist the state government control the flu, appreciated the steps taken by the government to control the flu.
The central team met Rao here on Friday after holding a meeting with health minister T Rajaiah and made a visit to Gandhi, Osmania and fever hospitals in the city.
A press release issued by the CMO said that Dr Ashok Kumar, who is heading the central team, told Rao that the steps taken by the government had resulted in reducing the impact of swine flu which had spread its wings across the globe. The team also said that medicines were available at the hospitals in the state capital and also in area hospitals.
Ashok Kumar said that the government’s initiative to provide free treatment to swine flu patients and also to include the fever in the list of Aarogyasri helped poor people affected by swine flu get treatment.
Rao informed the team about his government giving top priority to medical and health department, Rao said his government was taking steps to create awareness about seasonal diseases among the people, particularly in rural areas.
“A major allocation in the budget and most number of government employees are with the medical and health department,” he said and thanked the Union health ministry for its spontaneous response.
Rao also called up Union health minister Jagat Prakash Nadda and thanked him for reacting swiftly and urged him to send the central team again for inspecting rural hospitals.
Source: The New Indian Express