HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K. Rosaiah, during a courtesy call on Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan on Wednesday, expressed happiness that the latter had undergone a minor surgery at Gandhi Hospital on Tuesday.

A press release issued by the CMO quoted Mr. Rosaiah as saying that the government was spending crores of rupees for creating basic infrastructure and health care facilities for poor and that people should make use of them.

The AP Government Doctors’ Association welcomed the Governor’s ‘gesture’ of getting treated at Gandhi Hospital.

P. Srinivas, president, in a statement said ‘such gestures by VIPs’ would go a long way in reinforcing the confidence and trust of the common man in government hospitals.

It would enhance the image of such public institutions, he added.

The APCC Doctors’ Cell welcomed the ‘good example’ set by the Governor, saying that ‘our teaching hospitals can take care of the common man and VIPs also’. D. Shankar, chairman, said such gestures also raise the confidence levels of government doctors that they could by their dedication serve both the common man and VIPs.