Hyd : Telangana CM lays foundation stone for 2000-bedded Dashabdi block at NIMS


Hyderabad, June 14 (UNI) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the new 2000-bedded Dashabdi Block at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) here on the occasion of the Health Day observed as part of decennial celebrations of State Formation Day.

The government has sanctioned Rs 1,571 crore for construction of the block which is being taken up under the NIMS expansion project.

On the occasion, Rao also formally launched the expansion of KCR Nutritional Kits distribution programme in all the districts.

Taking to Twitter, State Health Minister T Harish Rao said ‘ It would be a historic moment in Telangana’s health sector as NIMS would become one of the biggest hospitals in India with 4000 beds with this foundation stone laid by the Chief Minister.

This upgrade is a testimony of the foresight and vision of the Rao towards Aarogya Telangana for not just the healthy future of the current generation but also for generations to come, the Minister said.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the basic objective behind launching the Nutritional Kit distribution programme was to ensure health of pregnant women and healthy growth of the babies in the mother’s womb.

The number of beds in NIMS was increased from 900 before formation of the State to 1500 currently, he said the health department in the state should emerge as the top department.

Recalling the excellent service delivered by the Gandhi hospital during covid pandemic, KCR said doctors and nurses at the hospital had saved many people from critical stages.

“The kind of service provided by Gandhi Hospital staff during the pandemic has improved the status of Telangana State’, he added.



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