Hyderabad, Dec.18 (press media of india )Union Minister of Culture and Tourism G Kishan Reddy said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was working 24X7 to ensure medical services are accessible to the people of Telangana.
In a release on Sunday, Kishan Reddy said the Union government has sofar released Rs. 5,550 crores to Telangana under the National Health Mission (NHM) funds since the year of 2014 and 175 Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Paryojana Kendras across Telangana are providing medicines from 50 to 80 percent lower prices.
The NHM supports more than 225 primary health centers in towns, 10 community health centers, 636 primary health centers in villages and 85 community health centers providing essential medical services to the people, Kishan Reddy said.
“During last three years, Rs 146 crores were spent for the eradication of TB eradication in Telangana. Similarly, for eradication of fluorosis in 1,041 fluorosis affected villages, Rs. 800 crores were given to Telangana for providing the safe drinking water to the people under the National Water Quality Sub-Mission. In addition to this, around Rs.300 crores were released to Telangana under the Emergency Covid Response Package Phase-II during CoVID-19,” Kishan Reddy said.
The Union Minister said that in May, 2021, Rs.150 crore funds were released after the Telangana joined the Ayushman Bharat programme. About 5.86 lakh people have availed free medical services within the shortest period of joining the Ayushman Bharat programme. 737 hospitals in Telangana have been empanelled as a part of Ayushman Bharat programme, he said.
“The Narendra Modi government is working in an unprecedented manner to bring medical services closer to the people of Telangana through various such measures,” Kishan Reddy added. (PMI)