Hyderabad, Jan 1 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today announced that a 750-bedded hospital would be established in the eastern part of the city to cater to the needs of Kukatapalli area.
Talking to newspersons after a surprise visit to the Niloufer Hospital for Women and Children here, he said the hospital would come up in an area of 50 acres near the Chest Hospital at Yerragedda.
The construction of the hospital would commence within three to four months, he said.
The Chief Minister also announced that the bed strength of the Niloufer Hospital would be increased by another 250 to the existing strength of 500 beds as the number of patients visiting the hospital was increasing.
Stating that the government would provide latest equipment to the hospital with a view to provide quality healthcare to the people, he said Niloufer Hospital was one of the prestigious hospitals in the state.
Dr Reddy, during his half-an-hour stay at the hospital visited all the wards and interacted with the children. He discussed about the facilities with the Superintendent of Hospital S Narasimha Rao and other medical staff.
He also talked with the conjoined twins Veena and Vaani at the hospital and assured them that they would be sent to Breach Candy Hospital for operation.
Medical Education Minister Galla Aruna Kumari, Energy and Coal Minister Mohd Ali Shabbir, Backward Classes Welfare Minister Mukesh Goud and other medical and health officials accompanied the Chief Minister during his visit to the hospital.
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