news Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | August 6, 2014 | 1.19 pm IST After the division of the state, people in Seemandhra region are left with just one government super-specialty hospital as most of such institutions are in Telangana. According to a report in Deccan Chronicle, King George Hospital is the only government hospital with super-specialty services in Guntur, Vijayawada, Kurnool. In these areas, hospitals get 15,000-20,000 patients a day. The Government General Hospital has 1,500 hospitals but caters to 5,000 outpatients a day, and has no super-specialty services, forcing people to seek treatment in private hospitals at a huge financial cost. The Deccan Chronicle report says: “GGH was started as district headquarters hospital in 1848 on the Grand Trunk Road. The GGH doctors used to refer patients to NIMS, Osmania, Gandhi and Nilofer hospitals but that has changed after state bifurcation.”
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