Hyderabad: Municipal administration minister K.T. Rama Rao, has inaugurated the ‘Basthi Dawakhana’ at BJR Nagar, Malkajgiri here on Friday.
He said that the Telangana Government was setting an example to other States in the country with its innovative health initiatives. After cancer screening tests, the Telangana Government will be setting up eye screening tests across the State from this month end.
The minister said the eye screening tests is yet another important health care initiative and every citizen will be screened and treatment will be extended accordingly. The Minister said 17 Basthi Dawakhanas are being launched today, out of the 40 being constructed in the city, and plans have been laid to construct 1000 Basthi Dawakhanas across the city in a phased manner.
As per the vision of the CM, the Government is taking every care to help the poor and needy with basic minimum medical facilities in all angles, KTR said adding that he is also planning to provide diagnosis centres for the benefit of the citizens for their well being to keep them healthy and also receiving the suggestions from the medial and health department officials for providing medical benefits to all the citizens in the coming days.
Health Minister C Laxma Reddy said KT Rama Rao was the first patient at the Basthi Dawakhana at BJR Nagar. He was treated for a minor injury he suffered on the index finger of his right hand on Thursday and got a blood pressure checkup done as well. Later, GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy also got a BP checkup done at the Basthi Dawakhana.
Later KTR, city mayor B.Rammohan, GHMC commissioner, Dr.B.Janardhan Reddy, have inaugurated RUB at Uttam Nagar with a cost of Rs. 29.59 crores. The construction of the road under bridge is the great relief from frequent closure of Railway level crossing at Safilguda Station and around 3 to 4 lakhs people will be benefited. This RUB will ease the traffic congestion on the Malkajgiri – Safilguda – AOC – Secunderabad road and it is also a very good connectivity to the people of Moulali, Makajgiri, Neredmet and Anandbagh to proceed to Secunderabad.
Malla Reddy, M.P, Kanaka Reddy, MLA, Malkajgiri, Baba Fasiuddin, deuty Mayor, Paryada Krishna Murthy, Chairman, TSMSIDC, Dr.B. Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner, GHMC, Ms. Vakati Karuna, Commissioner, Medical & Health Department, concerned Corporators, Public Representatives and senior officials from Medical, Health and GHMC have participated in the programme.