Minister for Major Irrigation P. Sudarshan Reddy on Wednesday said that doctor posts at the Government Medical College cum teaching hospital and also at the other hospitals in the district would be filled in a week.
“I will take care of recruiting doctors and initiate steps to provide required treatment to the poor and needy free of cost or at their affordable cost so that they need not go to Hyderabad for better healthcare.
Doctors in the district should come forward and give treatment to the poor,” he said while laying the foundation to the IMA hall here on Wednesday.
Announcing an amount of Rs.10 lakh donation from his side he said that he would also ensure other assistance in the form of sand for the construction of the building.
Appreciating the Nizamabad IMA for it being in the first position in the country in medical activities, he wanted the doctors to complete the hall at the earliest.
Mr. Sudarshan Reddy also informed the doctors that as he promised earlier he would make arrangements for the release of Rs.25 lakhs for the purchase of components in the blood bank being run by Indian Red Cross Society.
“I have already asked the Collector to release Rs.5 lakhs in advance immediately”, he said.
Presiding over the function the Indian Medical Association district president Dr. D.L.N Swamy said that his association would also run a clinic for the benefit of the poor at the hall after its completion.
The association secretary Dr. R. Vidyasagar said that the IMA would hold free medical camps in Bodhan Assembly constituency in gratitude of the Minister’s magnanimous gesture.
Senior doctors Lakshma Reddy, Madhusudhan, Koulaiah, Ramchander and Raghunatha Rao also spoke.