Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: Minister for Health S. Chandrashekhar on Friday inaugurated a primary health centre constructed at a cost of Rs. 30 lakh in Chelpur village and a sub-centre at a cost of Rs. 2.5 lakh in Jukapa village of Huzurabad mandal.

The Minister said that there was no shortage of medicines at PHCs in the State. The government had allocated Rs. 163 crore for purchase of medicines for the PHCs in the budget this year.

The government had purchased anti-rabies vaccine at Rs. 8 crore and anti-venom medicines at Rs. 1.8 crore and stored them in all PHCs. He said that the government was taking all measures to provide proper medical assistance to all sections under the Rajiv health mission.

108 services

On 108 EMRI services, he said at present, there were 102 vehicles in the State and 150 vehicles more were sanctioned this year.

The State government had proposed to introduce 1,000 vehicles in the near future.

Minister for Roads and Buildings T. Jeevan Reddy, Peddapalli Member of Parliament G. Venkat Swamy, Zilla Parishad Chairman A. Mohan, distriuct Collector Sandeep Kumar Sultania and others were present at the programme.