100 bed-hospital in Ameerpet: Talasani pulls up officials for tardy work

Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Rao today pulled up health and finance officials for delay in sanctioning works of proposed 100-bed hospital at Ameerpet.

The minister held a coordination meeting with them at Secretariat here and asked them to take up works at the earliest for the construction of 100 bed hospital at Ameerpet. He sought to know as to why the construction of 30-bed hospital was stalled at the same place.

Earlier, along with Health Minister Dr C Lakshma Reddy, Srinivas Yadav made a visit to the hospital construction site and inspected the tardy pace of works. The ministers enquired about the delay in works. They asked them to upgrade the 30 bed hospital to 50 bed hospital and also plan out to construct another 50 bed hospital to make it a total of 100 bed hospital facility.

The Health Minister announced that keeping public health in view, the hospital will be developed into 50 bed hospital and will also build a 50 bed hospital in the vacant land nearby. The officials of State Medical Services Infrastructure Development Corporation informed the ministers that they spent Rs 2.97 crore. They also said Rs 3.78 crore was needed for the new 50-bed hospital proposed to be built in the vacant land besides that they have prepared Rs 7 crore estimates and sent for approvals.

Srinivas Yadav instructed them to begin the hospital works immediately. To this, the officials of health and finance promised to coordinate and take up works in a week. (NSS)