First Mother & Child Hospital Inaugurated at Gandhi Hospital in Telangana
Bringing a remarkable transformation to the state’s public healthcare sector, an extraordinary ‘Mother and Child Hospital (MCH) was unveiled on Sunday by the esteemed health minister, T. Harish Rao, at the Gandhi Hospital campus. This pioneering 200-bed facility, crafted at a cost of Rs 52 crores, is set to revolutionize healthcare by extending comprehensive medical services to both mothers and newborns, enveloping all aspects of maternity and neonatal care.
Gandhi Hospital, renowned for its existing 300-bed obstetrics and gynaecology department, has now escalated its capacity to 500 beds with the inauguration of this groundbreaking addition. Speaking eloquently during the inauguration, Harish Rao emphasized that the establishment of the MCH aligns harmoniously with Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao’s visionary goal of fostering a healthier Telangana state. The forward trajectory entails plans for an MCH at Nims and another in Alwal, ultimately amounting to an impressive 600 beds across the state.
Equipped with state-of-the-art amenities like ventilators and heart-testing apparatus, the MCH facilities are poised to cater comprehensively to the entire spectrum of childbirth and neonatal services. From addressing childbirth-related challenges to undertaking intricate surgical interventions, this hospital stands as a beacon of excellence in maternal and neonatal care.
Parallelly, Rao took an additional step towards enhancing infant healthcare by introducing 33 neonatal ambulances at Gandhi Hospital. These ambulances are thoughtfully furnished with neonatal transport incubators, ventilators, and a robust oxygen support system. Rao underscored that this neonatal ambulance fleet underscores the government’s steadfast commitment to providing timely and effective medical assistance to infants during emergencies, bolstering the foundations of a resilient medical infrastructure.
In a separate yet equally significant event, the health minister inaugurated a new Emergency Response Centre (ERC) at the Indian Institute of Health and Family Welfare office in the city. This endeavor seamlessly amalgamates the functions of various health helplines, specifically 108, 102, and 104, into a centralized call centre. The ERC introduces an innovative approach to emergency medical services, incorporating GPS technology for real-time monitoring, advanced software displays for swift response, and meticulous coordination.
This holistic transformation, encapsulated by the inauguration of the MCH and the ERC, is set to propel Telangana’s healthcare system to new heights, aligning with the profound mission of Aarogya Telangana. The state’s commitment to enhancing healthcare accessibility, effectiveness, and efficiency is commendable and serves as a blueprint for progressive healthcare reform on a broader scale.