No supervision in govt. hospitals, alleges Shabbir, demands White Paper on health

Hyderabad:A�LeaderA�of Opposition in the Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir has charged the State government with remaining criminally negligent and indifferent towards the government hospitals and publicA�health in the State.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Shabbir Ali demanded that the government release a White Paper on the actualA�spending onA�the health sector. He said some 30 persons died in Khammam due to dengue fever, five patients lost eyesight after cataract operations in the Sarojini DeviA�Eye Hospital and fiveA�pregnant women died in the Niloufer Hospital because of lackA�of properA�government supervision in State-run hospitals, he said and questioned about government promise for setting up one general hospital and one superA�specialtyA�hospital in each constituency.A�

Quoting reports of UNICEF and CESS that over 35 to 45% women were subjected to caesareanA�operations inA�Telangana private hospitals as against the healthyA�norm ofA�10 to 15%, Shabbir said investigations proved that through caesareanA�operations, the private hospitals looted Rs A�1,500A�crores. ButA�the State government shut its eyes to the untoward happenings, he said, adding that PHCs inA�the State were in a very bad condition and almost half of them have no doctorsA�and noA�drugs. He also faulted IT&MA and UD Minister K Taraka Rama Rao for announcing Actress Samanta as ‘HandloomA�Ambassador ofA�Telangana’. He also said the contracts in infrastructureA�projectsA�wereA�given toA�Seemandhra leadersA�ignoring Telangana contractors. a��NSS

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