Speaking at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Mumbai, Dr. A Ashok, Commissioner of Intermediate Education, Government of Telangana, gave an insight on how the Telangana Government is making serious focus on boosting the healthcare system. He said, “Under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Telangana is laying serious focus on boosting the medical care system so that it touches one and all, especially people living on the last-mile. With a mission to ensure Good Health or All’ the State is fast emerging as a leader in the country by implementing various first-of-its-kind and effective healthcare initiatives.”
Shedding light on the main focus of the Telangana Government, he further said, “We are making serious focus on boosting the healthcare system so that it touches one and all, especially people living on the last mile. For our collective aims, we want to make healthcare affordable and accessible to all. Our nation is witnessing an important fix of transformation with the governments across the country trying to evolve the existing healthcare system. We have to enable people to avail finest medical facilities in a cost effective manner.”
“In fact, this holds huge importance in the vague of rising cases of non communicable diseases like diabetes and other related elements which seems to be taking a toll on a huge number of people across the country. Healthcare deliveries in the remote areas have been a great challenge in our country. Thanks to digital technologies and innovations, the use of telemedicine and use of many medical applications, we can see a tangible progress”, said Dr. A Ashok
Efforts made by the government over the past 4 years have resulted in the improvement in the health status of its citizens at large, and women and children in particular. The government is distinctively focused on improving reproductive and child health services, with encouraging outcomes.
However, Dr. Ashok continued, “Equal importance according to disease control inventions, infrastructure, the capacities and capabilities, strengthening of monitoring and technical support system and highest priorities have been assigned to addressing the needs of the people living in remote areas.”
Concluding his speech, Dr. Ashok said, “We all are aware that the indicators of healthcare include accessibility, availability, equity and utilization and quality healthcare. Health for all envisages all these indicators. Our government has taken all these parameters into consideration and acted on reducing the IMR, MMR, and also bringing about the qualitative changes in terms of improving the accessibility and availability.”