Guntur : Minister for health and medical education Kamineni Srinivas warned government doctors of strict action if they failed to deliver the duties properly.
Addressing a meeting with the health officials in Hyderabad on Monday, the minister asked them to initiate legal action against doctors not working properly but taking their salaries. He said the government would recognise the services of honest and committed doctors and reward them suitably Awards would be given to the best doctors on July 1, which is observed as Doctors’ Day, he said.
Mr Srinivas discussed enhancing the retirement age of doctors to 65 years at the meeting. He suggested in medical and health field, performance-based promotions would be a good practice. He said doctors violating the norms of AP Medical Council would be fined. Action will also be taken against the erring doctors, he said.
He directed officials to arrange at least five ambulances in each district. He suggested that in the capital city and other major cities in the state, ambulances should have advanced life support facilities.
He directed officials to remove outdated ambulances from service. He directed officials to ensure proper facilities to send new mothers and newborns to their home safely. The minister directed officials to release the pending dues of Rs.50 crore to the contractors, immediately.
He instructed officials to steps to establish swine flue test centres, IPM at Vizag and a heart surgery unit in Kurnool. The officials were told to renovate the food laboratories in Vijayawada and Guntur. “By June 1, all government hospitals should have the ultra sound scan facility available.” he said. At present, it is available in 227 centres.
Source : DC