Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy said the state govt is determined to revamp the medical and health department to improve health facilities in govt hospitals to benefit the poor and common man. He said as per the manifesto of YSR Congress party he want to strengthen the medical and health department to restore the past glory to 108 services during former chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy regime. He said the arogyasri will be called as YSR Arogyasri scheme here after. He announced Rs 10,000 salary for Aasha workers as promised in the YSR Congress party election manifesto.
The Chief Minister reviewed the functioning of medical and health department at his camp office here today. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister expressed surprise over pathetic conditions in govt hospitals during the past five years.
The Chief Minister formed a committee to revamp the medical and health department and asked the committee members to submit a report in a month. Special chief secretary PV Ramesh will act as coordinator of the committee and the committee will submit its report in one and half month.
When the officials of medical and health explained about the present situation of various departments, the Chief Minister asked them to present a report on their requirement to improve the infrastructure in govt hospitals. He said the state govt is ready to extend support for improving infrastructure in govt hospitals to improve medical services in the state.
The Chief Minister appealed the officials to own the responsibility and develop passion to improve the health services in the state. He stressed the need for transparency in transactions to establish zero corruption administration. He said officials should strive hard to change the existing system and to develop the govt hospitals as model hospitals for the entire country. He said the improvement in health services should reflect at field level instead of escalation of figures in dash board. He expressed concern over deteriorating conditions in govt hospitals in the past five years.
The Chief Minister directed the officials to prepare a report on the shortage of doctors, nurses and ayahs in govt hospitals. He said that the state govt is ready to increase the staff and improve infrastructure in govt hospitals.
The Chief Minister appealed to officials to present actual picture of the present conditions in govt hospitals including primary health centres to enable him to understand the situation and initiate measures to improve the infrastructure. He inquired about the functioning of ambulances in a detailed manner and asked about the actual requirement. He directed the officials to take stringent action on spurious drug cases.
Chief Secretary LV Subrahmanyam, Special chief secretary medical and health Poonam Malakondaiah gave a presentation on the medical and health department. PV Ramesh, special chief secretary, Director general of Drugs K Rajendranath Reddy and officials of Directorate of medical education, Vaidya Vidhana parishad, Ayush and APMSIDC were present.