NITI Aayog ranked Telangana third best in health sector: Minister KTR

Despite non-cooperation from the Central government, the BRS government in Telangana went ahead with establishing several medical colleges and improving government hospitals, said IT Minister K T Rama Rao. On several counts, the State was developed into a role model for other states, he said.

Mr Rama Rao took part in several programmes at the Sircilla constituency. He participated in the reconstruction of Sri Laxmi Venkateswara Swamy temple at Sircilla and the reconstruction of Venugopala Swamy temple at Ellareddypeta, the swearing-in ceremony of the Cotton cloth Manufacturers association, commissioned CCTV cameras at Thangallapalli checkpost among others.

Addressing the gatherings, Mr Rama Rao said the BRS could bring in more development which was not possible in the last 60 years. Within nine years, the Telangana state was transformed for the better. From Dialysis centres to Diagnostic centres, every issue was addressed diligently. Now those who could not afford private medical services are thronging the government hospital as things are better there now.

Urging the doctors and para-medical staff to be kind and generous towards the patients coming to government hospitals, the minister said the KCR Kits, KCR nutrition kits and Amma Vodi are being utilised by the poor and needy. The NITI Aayog at the Centre gave third rank to Telangana state in medical and health sector services.

Mr Rama Rao has a lighter vein discussion with an 80-year-old Yellaiah at Mandepalli on the outskirts of Thangellapali after inaugurating the old age home. It amused those around him including the district collector and other officials. The minister said, “Yellanna you should complete the century and be happy for 100 years.” To which the elderly man replied, “My son, I need one house. My sons are looking after me.” The minister said, “If you get a house, your sons will come and take it. You will melt down and give it to them again. It is ok, the collector is here and you give him your application,” the minister assured him.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao