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Telangana: 2022 proved to be a milestone for health facilities

Telangana: 2022 proved to be a milestone for health facilities


The focus was on strengthening public health, creation of superspeciality services and medical education in Telangana

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oi-Bhavna Pandey

Published: Saturday, December 31, 2022, 22:35 [IST]

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2022 was a landmark year for the government-run healthcare sector in Telangana. The year began under the dark clouds of the Covid third wave, driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant of Covid 19, but ended on an optimistic note with Telangana’s public health sector firmly establishing itself as the country’s top performer .

Between December 2021 and March 2022 the Omicron variant dominated and continued to occupy government healthcare establishments. next decade.

The focus was on strengthening all the three tiers of public health including primary, secondary and tertiary levels and creating an entirely new tier i.e. superspeciality services. As part of these efforts, the Telangana government’s first major expenditure in 2022 was the decision to sanction a staggering Rs 2,679 crore for setting up four superspeciality hospitals – Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS) – in four corners of Hyderabad .

While funds were being approved and released for construction of new medical infrastructure and hospitals in Hyderabad and other districts, the state government also decided to strengthen human resources in the public health sector. Overall, the focus of the state government from April 2022 was to issue phased notification for permanent recruitment of 13,000 posts at various levels in the state health sector.
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It was not just health care services in government hospitals that was the sole focus of the state government, as it took another major and prestigious initiative to strengthen medical education by recruiting faculty and expanding the pool of MBBS medical seats for eligible students. implemented. In the last 12 months, the Telangana government spent Rs 6,669 crore for the development of specialized health facilities in district hospitals, setting up 16 medical colleges and a superspeciality Warangal health city.

This year’s Dussehra festival saw the inauguration of eight new Government Medical Colleges at Sangareddy, Mahabubabad, Mancherial, Jagtial, Wanaparthy, Kothagudem, Nagarkurnool and Ramagundam in just one day, for the first time in the country. The state government spent Rs 4,080 crore to develop the medical colleges, which, needless to say, added 1,200 medical seats in this academic year.

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Telangana: 2022 proved to be a milestone for health facilities

Story first published: Saturday, December 31, 2022, 22:35 [IST]

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