To address the imperative need for giving management training to doctors and para-medical staff working in government hospitals, the Telangana Government has announced full support and assistance in the establishment of Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) at Rajendranagar in the state. On an appeal made for a grant of Rs 60 crore for the development of the institute, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao assured that the state government would soon sanction an amount of Rs 10 crore.
Speaking after laying the foundation stone for IIPH in Hyderabad “ the second campus of the southern region of the Public Health Foundation of India “ the Chief Minister said that the institute would help in imparting the required management training to the government doctors and paramedical staff. He added that he hopes that the institute gets university status.
While discussing about the various activities taken up by the Telangana Government for the development of the state and welfare of the people the Chief Minister said unfortunately those with conservative ideas and fixed notions were not appreciative of the government programmes. He stressed that it was important for intellectuals to try and change the mindset of such people as it is necessary for the development of Telangana as the best health state in the country.
Present on the occasion, Infosys founder, Narayana Murthy, expressed his happiness to be a part of such an auspicious beginning for the upcoming permanent campus of IIPH, Hyderabad. Gracing the occasion, Minister Mahender Reddy and Lakshma Reddy, MPs K Kesava Rao and Visveshwar Reddy and others were also present.