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Telangana nod to 10% pay hike for frontline health workers

As per the request of Health Minister Etela Rajender, the government also agreed to recruit 1,200 doctors who have completed postgraduation into government service, and fill up 200 vacancies of MBBS doctors in primary health centres across the state.

Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | July 18, 2020 3:49:49 am
Coronavirus outbreak, K Chandrashekar, health workers, pay hike, Telangana news, Indian express news The government also released funds to purchase and stock injection vials of Remdesivir, Tocilizumab and Favilavir tablets in large quantities. “Give them free of cost to the needy. There should not be any shortage of these medicines,” said CM K Chandrashekar Rao.

The Telangana government has announced 10 per cent additional pay to all government personnel at the frontline in the fight against Covid-19.

At a meeting on Friday, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao approved a proposal to give the additional pay to government doctors, paramedical staff, and everyone working in the health department, including contractual employees and those roped in from private agencies, policemen, and sanitation workers in municipalities and panchayats. An additional sum of Rs 100 crore has been allotted to the health department to implement the move.

As per the request of Health Minister Etela Rajender, the government also agreed to recruit 1,200 doctors who have completed postgraduation into government service, and fill up 200 vacancies of MBBS doctors in primary health centres across the state. The government also released funds to purchase and stock injection vials of Remdesivir, Tocilizumab and Favilavir tablets in large quantities. “Give them free of cost to the needy. There should not be any shortage of these medicines,’’ the CM said.

Amid criticism that private hospitals are turning away people with symptoms similar to those of Covid-19, Rao said people need not go to the private hospitals and spend huge amounts when government hospitals were capable of treating them free of cost.

The Chief Minister said the state was prepared to tackle the spike in Covid-19 cases. He said that at Gandhi Hospital and Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, 3,000 beds with oxygen facility are available and 5,000 such beds are available across the state. In all, 10,000 beds are earmarked for Covid-19 patients and at least 1,500 beds with ventilators are available in hospitals across the state, he said.

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