Hysterectomy operations defaming Govt: Dr C Laxma Reddy

Telangana Health Minister Dr C Lakshma Reddy today expressed grief over increasing number of hysterectomy operations meant for removing uterus (from women) though needless in villages.

It is unfortunate that the doctors were indulging in such operations which were ought to be done based on requirement, he said adding that the former should clarify doubts and create awareness among rural women and their family members.

The Health Minister appealed to doctors to refrain from conducting such operations at various hospitals fetching bad name to the government. He was launching a new IPV (Inactivated Pulso Virus Vaccine) as part of Pulse Polio program at Tourism Plaza here. the Minister asserted that IPV should be conducted in villages through awareness to people to protect their children.

Distributing IPV kits to ANMs after administering vaccine to some of the children on the occasion, the Minister directed officials to create awareness on treatment, diseases, medicines, operations, procedures and surgeries. He also asked the ANMs to put in persistent efforts to eradicate polio problem in rural pockets through 100 per cent immunization.

The Health Minister said that future generations should not fall prey to such health hazards. Stating that the state has achieved 85 per cent target of implementing Mission Indra Dhanush program for health across the state, he exuded confidence that the Telangana can achieve cent per cent target. He asked the ANMs to play even better role in eradicating polio and ensure that posterity should not face health problems. The Government is taking steps to upgrade the hospitals with all latest equipment, facilities and appoint doctors and staff, he said. Lakhsma Reddy announced that the government hospitals were getting facelift to offer better services. (NSS)