KCR sanctions Rs. 10 crore to IIPH

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao sanctioned an amount of Rs. 10 crore to the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), a private public initiative.

He made this announcement while laying the foundation stone for the southern region campus of IIPH at Rajendernagar near here on Tuesday. The Institute had earlier appealed to the Chief Minister to grant Rs. 60 crores for its development.

 Emphasizing the need for giving management training to doctors and para-medical staff working in government hospitals, Mr. Rao assured that he would actively consider granting university status to the Institute and render all possible assistance for its growth.

Referring to the various activities taken up by his government for development of the State and welfare of the people, the Chief Minister said it was unfortunate that those with conservative ideas and fixed notions were not appreciative of the government’s programmes. Thus it was important for intellectuals to try and change the mindset of such people, he observed and added that Telangana would soon become the best health State in the country.

Mr. Narayana Murthy, Chairman, Leadership Council, Public Health Foundation of India  (PHFI) said the Institute would be a hub for research and training to advance innovations and provide solutions for improving health service delivery. By integrating information technology and public health, especially drawing on the advantages that the world class IT city Hyderabad has to offer, outreach and effectiveness of health care delivery can be greatly enhanced. This would benefit society at large.”

 Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, PHFI president, said the Foundation was committed to  developing the IIPH – Hyderabad into a globally reputed knowledge centre in public health.  IIPH-Hyderabad would assist States in the Southern region in promoting health and well-being as well strengthening health services.

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