The Telangana state government is planning to set up 4 new super speciality hospitals in addition to existing two leading public hospitals in Hyderabad.
While Osmania and Gandhi hospitals are leading general hospitals along with Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences serving both general and super speciality healthcare services under government, there are many leading super speciality hospitals like Apollo, Care, KIMS, etc serving the healthcare needs of the people in the private sector in Hyderabad. However, now the state government wants to expand the realm of super speciality healthcare to other parts in the state and has decided to establish 4 more hospitals.
Giving insights into this, Mahmood Ali, deputy chief minister of Telangana, said that the Telangana government is laying great emphasis on providing quality healthcare to the people of Telangana. The government is constantly working towards improving healthcare facilities in the state. “Hyderabad is known for world class healthcare and pharma industry and today even people from abroad trust Hyderabad for their healthcare needs. To further improve the quality healthcare services, soon the state government is planning to set up 4 new super speciality hospitals in the state,” said Ali.
While inaugurating the National Interventional Council (NIC), a forum for practitioners of interventional cardiology and international arm of Cardiology Society of India (CSI) at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Ali felt that in today’s changing life style, people are subjected to stress and strain and this is leading to various ailments like high blood pressure, deposition of sugar and leading to obesity and heart diseases. He said, “Heart disease is spreading like an epidemic and it’s our own making. The changing lifestyle, food habits, stress are the prime reasons for this condition.”
The deputy chief minister also expressed concern over the growing healthcare costs and said healthcare is becoming expensive and often beyond the reach of common man. He said it’s time that all the stake holders of healthcare must come together to address the growing healthcare expenses and work towards bringing the costs down.
The NIC conference was aimed at spreading knowledge about the new advances in cardiac surgery. About 2500 cardiologists from across 48 countries attended the conference. “The three- day conference is all about imparting newer techniques to the young and upcoming cardiologists. The new methods and advance surgical techniques are demonstrated by well experienced and renowned experts from across the globe,” said Prof N.N. Khan, chairman of NIC 2016.
Live cases of new and innovative procedures are being transmitted from reputed hospitals in Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai, five hospitals from Hyderabad and also from hospitals in USA, Germany, France and Korea. Over 500 CD cases were presented by national and international interventional cardiologists at the meet.