Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao wishes that every family in the State is hale and healthy and for this, his government resolved to provide the public with best medical treatments and facilities on par with private hospitals in the State. KCR chose doctor-turned-politician C Laxma Reddy as the Health Minister to implement his vision and to oversee a slew of schemes, novel and one-of-its-kind, that were introduced to benefit the three and half crore population in the State. KCR Kits, Amma Odi, Basti Dawakhanas, bike ambulances, free diagnostic tests etc. and the recently launched Kanti Velugu benefitted lakhs of families including the poorest of poor. K Chandrashekar Rao in his victory speech, after the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) won with a massive mandate in recent assembly elections, highlighted the government’s commitment and priorities towards the key health sector. He said that along the lines of Kanti Velugu program, aimed at eye screenings for the entire population, medical and health teams would be conducting camps all over the State for dental, ENT check-ups.
Another big scheme of the TRS government in its second term is health profiling, under which EHR (Electronic Health Record) of all its citizens would be created, which if done would be the first such initiative by any State in the country. K Chandrashekar Rao reiterated on many occasions in the past that government health sector, in the combined State, was deliberately neglected for the last few decades that led to mushrooming of private and corporate hospitals, which minted money at will. To set right anomalies of the past, Telangana government focused on infrastructure and ambiance across the State. Modernisation and facilities improvement like new beds, furniture and stands were done right from Sub-centers to Teaching hospitals. Also, number of beds in all hospitals in the State was increased by 3,000 in the last four years. Colored bedsheets (pink and white) were being changed every day on hospital beds to stop the spread of any infection and to ensure hygiene. – The Hans India