Notification for 1,140 assistant professor positions in university hospitals in two days
Health Minister T. Harish Rao announced on Friday the notification of the recruitment of 1,140 assistant professorships in teaching hospitals in two days and the appointment of 1,000 doctors in the state’s primary health centers in 10 days.
He made the announcement during a training program for healthcare personnel on hospital infections, prevention and control at the Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS). He also said on the occasion that 140 additional midwives would also be made available in public hospitals. The government would upgrade morgues at a cost of ₹30 crore and purchase 56 high-end ultrasound machines.
Asking doctors to use for patients the positive energy gained from accelerated promotions through the establishment of new medical schools, the minister warned at the same time that any wrongdoing on their part would call for strict action. Equipment repairs were done with just a phone call or email under a new equipment management policy which was implemented at a cost of ₹20 crore. A large sum of money has been made available to hospital directors and can be used for the purchase of equipment.
Public hospitals were staffed with qualified staff and equipment that was not inferior to corporate institutions. What was ultimately needed was exceptional patient service. The government wanted patient satisfaction. They should happily obtain medical services, he said.
On Friday’s training program to fight hospital infections, he said the government decided to conduct it once every two years. It will be implemented in a three-tier system starting with University Hospitals now, then staff at Vaidya Vidhana Parishad Hospitals and finally PHCs.
The Minister then inaugurated a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Surgical Intensive Care Unit and a Medical Intensive Care Unit at Gandhi Hospital. He blamed the central government for running the Bibinagar campus of the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences without operating theaters or teachers. The hospital was established three years ago but lacked facilities, he said.
He also criticized the Center for sanctioning 150 medical colleges in other parts of the country, but not one for Telangana. He assured that a 200-bed maternal and child health ward would be functioning at Gandhi Hospital in two months.