Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao formally launched today morning the KCR Kits and distributed to six women, who very recently delivered at Modern Government Maternity Hospital, Petlaburj in Hyderabad old city.
The six mothers Rasheeda Begum, Mekala Savitha, Nookala Navaneetha, P Saritha and Mrs Thabussum received them from the hands of Honourable CM KCR amidst applause from all those who were present on the occasion in the hospital premises. The CM also launched the KCR Kits website on this occasion. CM had seen all the items in the kit.
Earlier the CM was shown a photo exhibition before he is taken round the hospital. CM is also shown the ultrasound centre, emergency ward, general wards, the stabilization centre for complicating cases, the recovery room and other facilities in the hospital. Going around the hospital CM besides interaction with patients also had a word about the functioning of the hospital with the hospital staff.
CM said “we are doing service to humanity. Still sometimes media carry negative news particularly with reference to non-availability of beds. Probably a public relation exercise may undo this sort of negative publicity. Against a bed strength of 462 in this hospital the demand is for over 700 which is a proof of its good work and very good name. This is dense area and poor people live here and hence there will be demand to make use of the hospital facility when needed. With Shortage of beds and with increase in demand it is struggling like a war. One should thank the doctors for allowing extra patients over and above bed strength”.
The Chief Minister said if needed one more block would be constructed here in the same premises. CM recalled the services of Dr Mahalaxmi of yester years and how during those days even the elite used to make use of the services of this hospital. CM assured to provide land for a new building for this hospital which would be run on a corporate level.
In the recovery room CM had an interaction with Doctors and staff and enquired about the facilities in the hospital. On knowing that there is a shortfall of staff and assuring to increase, the CM suggested that, “if there is a shortfall let us take it as a challenge and work accordingly”.
CM made a reference to Patient attendants’ facilities and recalled how in earlier days there used to be “Dharmasalas”-the attendants’ blocks, adjacent to Government hospitals. The CM asked the Health Minister to build such Dharmasalas in future in every hospital beginning with those in dense areas. CM also enquired the nursing staff about their problems and assured of better stipend and mess facilities.
The CM wasaccompanied by Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Deputy Chief Minister Mehmood Ali, Ministers Naini Narasimha Reddy, Laxmareddy, MLA Khadri, Chief Secretary SP Singh, Health Secretary Rajeshwar Tiwari, Commissioner family welfare Karuna among others.