CHIEF MINISTER’S OFFICE
GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA
PRESS RELEASE-01 DATE: 09-05-2021
Chief Minister Sri K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to reduce the burden on the Medical and Health staff who are working as the frontline warriors in the midst of Corona surge in the State. As part of the exercise, the CM has decided to invite applications from the 50,000-odd medical students who have completed the MBBS and are qualified. The CM has instructed the medical and health officers to appoint for two to three months period, doctors, nurses, lab technicians, Pharmacists and other para medical staff immediately and utilise their services for the Corona treatment. He said these temporary employees should be paid respectable salaries and since there are extending their valuable services for the state their services should be suitably recognised. In future they should be given weightage marks when they are appointed for the government jobs. The CM urged the young doctors to come forward to serve the people who are facing a difficult situation. The CM said those interested could apply online by logging into https://odls.telangana.gov.in/medicalrecruitment/Home.aspx.
The CM also urged the qualified nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians, and para medics to come forward and offer their services.
Super specialty Hospitals at Warangal and Adilabad- 729 medical staff to be appointed.
The CM has decided to start Super specialty hospitals at Warangal and Adilabad immediately and appoint medical and health staff there. The CM instructed that the 250-bed Super specialty hospital of the MGM at Kakatiya Medical College premises, Warangal and 250-Bed Super specialty hospital at RIMS Adilabad should become operational immediately. The CM also instructed Principal Secretary (Finance) Sri Ramakrishna Rao to immediately release Rs 28 Crore, Rs 8 Crore under PMSSY to Super specialty hospital at the MGM, Rs 20 Crore to Super specialty hospitals at RIMS in Adilabad immediately. The CM instructed the officials concerned to immediately take measures to appoint 363 staff at the Super specialty hospital in Warangal and 366 staff at the super specialty hospital at RIMs, Adilabad. CM instructed the officials to take immediate action in recruitment of a total of 729 staff.
The CM held a high-level review meeting on Sunday at Pragathi Bhavan on the prevailing Covid situation in the state. In this meeting, Ministers Sri T Harish Rao, Sri E Dayakar Rao, State Planning Commission Vice Chairman Sri Vinod Kumar, MLC Sri Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar IT and Industries Principal Secretary Sri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary (Medical and Health) Sri Rizvi, CMO Special Officer (Covid) Sri Rajasekhar Reddy, Health Director Sri Srinivas Rao, DME Sri K Ramesh Reddy, Kaloji Health University VC Sri Karunakar Reddy, TSMSIDC MD Sri Chandrashekhar Reddy, Technical Advisor Sri Gangadhar and others attended.
During the review, the CM inquired about the availability of Oxygen, beds, Remdesivir injections and other facilities. The Medical and health officials informed the CM that there is no shortage of the Oxygen supply and there is availability of the Remdesivir injections in the state. They said the other required medicines and drugs are available. They said 7393 beds are available in the government hospitals and 2470 Oxygen beds and 600 ventilators beds are also available. Along with the required medicines, medical and health staff is also available at all times. However, the CM said Remdesivir injections should also be made available in the private hospitals too and wanted the officials to take the required measures.
The CM also spoke with Union medical and health Minister Dr Harsh vardhan and briefed him about the measures taken by the state government for the curtailment of Covid. He also made some valuable suggestions to the union minister on certain measures to be taken to contain the virus spread. The CM also suggested that the fast spreaders of the virus should be identified and they be administered the vaccine first. He said vaccine guidelines should be relaxed so that the cab drivers, auto drivers, conductors, boys supplying the LPG gas cylinders, and those workers who go to places to do their daily jobs should be brought under a special category and be vaccinated. The center should extend this facility to the states to help curtail the major spread of the virus. The Union minister has positively responded to the CM’s suggestions and assured that he would discuss the matter with the PM and would get back.
CPRO TO CM