Gone are the days when the public used to fear visiting a public health care facility. Telangana government’s thrust on health care has led people to throng to the government hospitals and health centres. Numbers don’t lie and the number of people visiting public health facilities has gone up.
Government hospitals in the state saw a whopping five crore inpatient and outpatient registrations in the year 2022. These figures roughly translate to a saving of Rs. 1000 crores which otherwise would have gone to private players from the pockets of the public.
The number of people who are trusting the government for major and minor surgeries, too, seen a rise. Three lakh people have undergone surgeries in government facilities in 2022. Also, the government has allocated world-class laboratory testing equipment and Telangana Diagnostics Hub is offering a wide range of health tests at free-of-cost. And the result is 152 crore tests in government laboratories.
The introduction of many novel health initiatives and the revamping of the public health sector have together contributed in the betterment of the state’s health indices. The state is performing well on various health parameters such as Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR).
The positive trend can be attributed to the fact that the Telangana government under the leadership of CM KCR has made public health one of the priority sectors. The state will soon have a medical college in every district and several multi-speciality hospitals are in various stages of construction.