Andhra Pradesh

AP CM sets deadline for health officials

Andhra Pradesh health department officials have been given a ultimatum of three-month deadline to show visible improvement in health care services across the state.

AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressing his shock over the Guntur incident where a newborn died after being bitten by rats, “It was disturbing and unacceptable” the Chief Minister said.

At a meeting on general health, women and child welfare at the Secretariat recently, Naidu proposed committee to standardise healthcare services across the

State and evolve a set of tests that patients could undergo in government hospitals.

“I want the infrastructure to be upgraded in all hospitals and a visible change within three months. There cannot be a compromise on hygiene or sanitation in hospitals,” he warned.

To monitor quality of the services in hospitals, the CM directed officials to appoint an RDO-cadre officer as an administrator.

“In addition to this, I want every medical facility to be geo-tagged and live data entered into the system,” he added and also uraged the officials to rope in engineering college students to train field workers.

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