Hyderabad: The Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr D. L. Ravindra Reddy, today described the decision of Telangana Congress legislators, MPs and ministers to quit their posts on July 4 to mount pressure on the Centre for conceding Telangana as “a storm in tea cup”.
Speaking as the chief guest at the two-day “Rhino-Score 2011, International CME and Live Surgical Workshop on Rhinoplasty and Snoring” organized by the Association of Otolaryngologists of India, South Zone Branch and Government District General Hospital, King Koti here on Saturday, Dr Ravindra Reddy said that the issue of en masse resignations would be solved at the earliest.
Dr Reddy said that the State government would release Rs 200 crores for development of the government hospitals and medical colleges. He said that the government would release Rs 50 crores for the development of Osmania General Hospital, MNJ Cancer Hospital, Chest Hospital at Erragadda and Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital in the city. He also disclosed that the government has decided to increase 400 beds in the ENT Hospital at Koti and develop it into a model hospital in the State.
Replying to a query, the minister said that the government had dispatched some 25 medical teams to tribal areas in the State in May to prevent seasonal diseases. He said that he had directed the district Collectors to take all possible measures to take care of the tribal people during the winter season.
The workshop organizing chairman, Dr Dwarakanatha Reddy, said that it was the first time that a workshop was being conducted where 13 doctors from Sri Lanka, 10 each from the USA and Abudabi and 300 doctors from all over the country were participating. He said that the workshop was aimed at exposing the recent advances and newer medical techniques so that the doctors could update their surgical skills. He felt that trained ENT surgeons could perform most of the routine Otorhinolaryngology surgeries in their own clinics and hospitals. The workshop could concentrate on Cosmetic Nasal surgeries and snoring problems.
The workshop organizing treasurer, Dr K. Sreenivas, organizing secretary, Dr V. Ramakrishnaiah, the eminent ENT surgeons, Dr P. Sambasiva Rao, Dr S. Ramakrishna and Dr N. Venkatram Reddy were present.