Hyderabad: All is not well with the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy government. Some of the differences within the administration have surfaced on Friday and which were responsible for not providing efficient services to the people.
Obviously differences between a senior minister and a secretary to government also surfaced with the former taking exception to the poor ‘show’ put up by his secretary.
The minister expressed his displeasure over the tardy progress of the movement of files which led to the ‘decisions’ on various subjects remaining on paper.
Minister for Health and Medical Education Dr D L Ravindra Reddy specifically stated that decisions taken seven months ago have not been implemented so far.
The Minister when approached for a ‘brief’ on a specific subject here today remained a disappointed lot over the poor progress of some of the important decisions taken after a detailed review of the functioning of the health services by the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on May 30.
The secretary to government, health, has been blamed for all that ‘inaction’. The minister seems to be not happy with the ‘secretary’ cited. The minister chose to divulge the details of the minutes that were recorded after the cm had reviewed and accorded sanction of funds for the benefit of the people.
Some of the decisions taken by the cm which were reduced to paper are as follows. The CM decided to strengthen infrastructure and manpower in 17 district and 14 teaching hospitals which provide inpatient services to 34,000 patients daily.
The MOU for 108 services shall be renewed before June 30 with GVK-EMRI, a proposal for replacing the 108 fleet, the fixed day health service system to be fully integrated with PHC system by June 30, a mobile health unit to be supplied with required medicines among others remain on paper.
The annual budget required for managing blood banks currently under AP Red Cross Society to the tune of Rs 9 crore was to be released to the Red Cross but so far it has not been done. The budget for community care centers Rs 2.25 crore and Rs 7 crore for RTC bus passes for patients taking ARV treatment also became static.
Nizamia Tibbi Unani General Hospital and College Building at Hyderabad was to be repaired at a cost of Rs 4.04 crore but so far that also remained on paper. Rs 2 crore for strengthening Maternal and Child Health unit at Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada has not been sanctioned so far.
Decision such as above were taken by the CM and communicated to the heads of the department concerned but no action had been taken so far due to the poor administration and the minister expressed his concern over such poor ‘progress’. (INN)