The Telangana government has sanctioned Rs 134.46 crore to set up STPs at 20 major hospitals in the state including one each at Gandhi and Osmania Hospitals.
The Pollution Control Board would contribute Rs 52.59 crore of the total expenditure for the purpose. They would be built with ultra-modern Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) and maintenance of the same would be taken up by the builders for a period of 10 years.
Tenders would be called for within one month and construction will begin as soon as possible.
The Hospitals release lot of waste through operation theatres, washing bed sheets, and cleaning wards, among others. First they would be disinfected before letting them into STPs. The outcome either would be re-utilised or disposed of thus reducing the pollution of water resources around.
This is a major step toward making government hospitals more friendly to the needy as several steps have already been taken by the government. It had repaired old buildings, added new buildings, added equipment, and appointed personnel giving top priority to improving the healthcare system in government hospitals. This latest move will add more to it.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao