Journalists Health Scheme Strengthened further: Laxma Reddy

Health Minister Dr C Laxma Reddy has said that the Employees and Journalists Health Scheme would be strengthened further appointing two special officers.

The Minister conducted a review meeting on problems of the employees of the the Health and Medical Department here on Saturday. Later speaking to the media, Laxma Reddy said that the government was in favour of employees in solving their problems. He said that the government was examining all problems of the employees. He said that they discussed the problems of the doctors, nurses, para-medical staff, contract and out-sourcing employees. He said that the government already solved most of the problems raised by the employees and the remaining problems were under process.

The Minister said that the government was taking steps to strengthen the employees, pensioners and journalists’ health scheme as the government has adequate funds. He said that they appointed two special officers to improve the performance of the Wellness Centres. He suggested employees, pensioners, journalists to contact Sudhakar Rao (Mobile No: 9676552169) and Vijay (Mobile Nos: 9949015009, 8978910902) to clear their problems if any they face in Wellness Centres. He said that they solved the non-availability of medicines in Wellness Centres. The Minister said that they were setting up special funds for the sake of emergency medicine and for other services. There was no need to employees, pensioners and employees to worry as the Wellness Centres ready to extend effective services. The Minister directed the officials to speed up the process of launching other Wellness Centres across the state.
The Minister said that the government was in favour of giving health cards to the employees of Telangana Vaidya Vidhana Parishat and extending treasury salaries. He explained that there was a need to take a policy decision on some demands of employees and assured that he will take them to the notice of Chief Minister.

The Minister also discussed with Finance Principal Secretary Ramakrishna Rao on allotting funds to 17 new Mother-Child hospitals. He said that they will start the works of construction of buildings of Mother-Child hospitals if funds allotted. He asked the officials to speed up the works of Siddipet Medical College similar to Mahabubnagar Medical College. He directed the officials to see that the works to be started in time. He also asked officials to complete the process of getting permissions to Nalgonda and Suryapet Medical Colleges as assured by the Chief Minister. The Minister said that the state government has got permission to set up AIIMS and the government was examining the places as to where to set up the AIIMS. He said that they will meet the Central Health Minister and officials with the details of available lands for AIIMS.
Health and Medical Department Principal Secretary Shantha Kumari, Finance Department Principal Secretary Ramakrishna Rao, Arogya Sri CEO Manik Raj, Assistant Secretary Sony Bala Devi, Deputy Secretary Sunitha, DME Dr Ramesh Reddy, Joint Secretary Raja Reddy, TVVP Commissioner Dr Shiva Prasad, Gopikanth Reddy and others participated in the review meeting. (NSS)