Decentralization of public health care system going great guns in Telangana

The complete overhaul and the decentralization of the public healthcare system is happening at a brisk pace in Telangana. To make CM KCR’s vision of ‘Aarogya Telangana’ a reality, the Telangana government is taking quality and free health care services closer to the people. With a target of having a super-specialty hospital in every district with 300-350 beds, a 100-bedded area hospital in every constituency and a 30-bedded hospital in every mandal headquarters, Telangana is on the cusp of a public health care revolution in the country. 

After 2014, new 100-bedded hospitals were either constructed or upgraded and made available in several constituencies namely Jadcherla, Achampet, Armoor, Dubbak, Mulugu, Narsapur, Gajwel, Nagarjuna Sagar, Vemulawada, Huzurabad and Bellampalli. To name a few, the 100-bedded hospitals in Metpally, Chennur, Miryalaguda, Parkal, Yadagirigutta, Bheemgal, Choutuppal, Nakrekal, Korutla, Sathupally are under various stages of construction. All these 100-bedded hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as ICU, emergency and pediatric ward, dialysis unit, blood bank and others. 

In addition, envisioning a medical college in every district, CM KCR has already inaugurated 12 medical colleges and nine more colleges will soon be opened. All these colleges will have a hospital attached to them. Also, the works of three super-specialty hospitals in Hyderabad and a health city in Warangal are underway. Through these proactive steps, the KCR-led Telangana government is ensuring that medical education and public health care services are accessible and affordable to all.