The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President K.T. Rama Rao, on the 22nd of January, launched Telangana Diagnostics mini hubs, in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC.)
K. T. Rama Rao opened the mini hub at Sriramnagar in Rahmath Nagar division.
The initiative would provide free healthcare facilities to the poor in urban areas. The Telangana Diagnostics mini hubs is a kind of initiative to provide free diagnostics services to the underprivileged people in the State.
Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K.T. Rama Rao, Health Minister Eatala Rajender, Home Minister Mehmood Ali and other ministers inaugurated the mini hubs at urban primary healthcare centres in several parts of the GHMC. In total, eight Telangana Diagnostics mini hubs were launched.
The mini hubs began their operations with pathological services and this would be subsequently expanded to the imaging services.
According to sources, citizens could avail free diagnostic services such as X-ray, ECG, MRI, ultrasound and CT scan. In all 108 tests could be conducted at these centres.
After the launch of 8 centres, the Telangana Government is planning to open mini hubs in the remaining 32 district headquarters.
The Health Minister said that poorer sections need not spend big amounts for tests. These facilities would be integrated with Basthi Dawakhanas and their reports would be sent to higher level facilities.
During the launch event, Eatala Rajender also announced to open an art organ transplant centre which would be set up at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad. The art organ transplant centre would have eight operation theatre, for organ transplant surgeries free of cost.
Telangana Diagnostics is the second big initiative by the State government after Basthi Dawakhanas or neighbourhood clinics in Hyderabad and outskirts.
Till date, a total of 224 Basthi Dawakhanas are functioning in the GHMC limits offering quality healthcare and free treatment to the urban poor.
Providing health care facilities to the poor of Telangana is one of the major agenda of the K. Chandrashekar Rao led TRS Government.