With the aim of promoting treatments in government hospitals, the District Collector of Jayashankar Bhupalpalli in Telangana admitted his daughter at a government hospital for C-section delivery on Friday.
“Government hospitals are no less than a private hospital. Today people prefer private hospitals considering the well-equipped machines and doctors, but I just wanted to show that government hospitals have improved a lot. Now the government hospitals also will have well-equipped machines and doctors,” said A Murali, Collector of Bhupalpalli District.
Murali has been striving to make the health sector better, in the district. He has been monitoring government hospitals for the past four months.
Pragathi, daughter of the Collector, was admitted at Mulug government civil hospital for C-section delivery on Friday.
“I have full faith in government hospitals, in fact, they are better. My daughter’s delivery was supposed to happen in April, however, due to some complication we had to admit her on Friday. But I had full faith in doctors, now the baby and my daughter are healthy,” he added.
Pragathi, who lives with her husband in Hyderabad, came to Bhupalpalli almost two and half weeks ago for the first delivery. The News Minute tried to reach her for her views on delivering in a government hospital over a private one but was unable to do so.
“I have become a grandfather at a place where I know my daughter will be given good care. For now she has to stay in the hospital for five more days,” Murali said.
This comes after the recent Telangana budget for 2017-18, where the government has introduced 'KCR kit'.
According to this new move, the government will provide Rs 12,000 each to women undergoing institutional delivery in a government hospital. An additional Rs 1,000 each will be given to women giving birth to baby girls.
The 'KCR kit', named after Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, will be provided for newborns.
“The government has been taking steps to promote child deliveries at government hospitals and I believe that the government hospitals in the district are well equipped and give quality treatment. This was the best way to show it,” the Collector said.
The operation was reportedly conducted by the district medical and health officer (DMHO) Dr Allem Attaiah with a team of doctors including Dr. Lavanya, Suguna, Mugda, Lalitha Devi along with anaesthetist Narayana Reddy.