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Harish Rao calls for specialty ortho-services in govt hospitals

Health minister T. Harish Rao on Sunday directed medical and health officials to take immediate measures to roll-out specialty orthopaedic services across all tertiary government hospitals in the state.

Earlier, he met orthopaedic doctors from government and leading private hospitals at MCR-HRD here. “We are ready to perform high-end orthopaedic surgeries, and total knee and hip replacements in the state. All major knee replacement surgeries covered under Arogyasri will be conducted in government hospitals”, Rao said.

“Enough budgetary allocation is available for all government hospitals. We have allocated Rs 500 crore for medicines, Rs 500 crore for upgrading medical infrastructure”, he said. Deccan Chronicle

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