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Telangana govt to spend Rs. 86.90 crore to set up paediatric ICUs in all 33 district hospitals in the state

A Raju, Hyderabad
Saturday, February 12, 2022, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]

The state government of Telangana has decided to spend Rs. 86.90 crore for setting up of paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) in all the 33 district hospitals in the state.
As part of the state government’s initiative to comprehensively improve healthcare infrastructure facilities in all the government hospitals across the state, the state health minister T Harish Rao announced that the government is soon going to set up the PICUs at all the district hospitals and the Niloufer Hospital in Hyderabad will act as a centre of excellence that will be responsible to guide and nurture the upcoming 33 paediatric ICUs across the state.
The health minister of Telangana informed that the PICUs at the district level will further compliment the already existing special newborn care units (SNCUs), the 24 hour ICU care facilities for newborns in all the major district hospitals across the state.
In all, the state health department under its PICU initiative is expected to add an additional 1,396 paediatric beds out of which 396 will be dedicated ICU beds and the remaining 930 will be beds that provide oxygen support to children.
To start with, the government is bringing up 6 paediatric intensive care units each with 32 beds and each developed at a cost of Rs. 2.53 crore at district hospitals in Malkajgiri, Asifabad, Utnoor, Chityala, Badepally and Narsampet.
The remaining PICUs in 27 district hospitals will be developed with a capacity of 42 beds and the total cost of constructing these PICUs is pegged at Rs. 71.74 crore.
Of the 42 bed capacity PICU hospitals, the government has decided to dedicate 30 beds with oxygen supply support while the remaining 12 beds in each district hospital will have ICU care facilities for sick children. In all the 27 districts the health department will add about 1134 additional paediatric beds dedicated to provide high end IC care facilities to sick children below 16 years of age.
The government has proposed to set up the new 27 PICUs in Bhadrachalam, Malakpet, Jagitial, Jangoan, Gadwal, Kamareddy, Karimnagar, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Mancherial, Medak, Mulugu, Nagarkurnool, Miryalaguda, Narayanpet, Nirmal, Bhodhan, Godavarikhani, Sircilla, Kondapur, Sangareddy, Gajwel, Huzurnagar, Tandur, Wanaparthy, Bhongir and at MGM Hospital in Warangal district.
“Our government’s main objective is to provide highest quality healthcare to the people of the state. Accordingly we are taking various steps to improve the healthcare infrastructure in the government sector and providing the best of best healthcare services to the public free of cost. The ICU care facilities at all the government hospitals will have all necessary infrastructures on par with the corporate hospitals,” said Harish Rao.


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