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HYDERABAD: Dialysis services are to be brought under the Arogyasri scheme from November 1.
Announcing this here on Monday, after a review of the scheme with officials, Arogyasri Minister Pitani Satyanarayana said 111 dialysis centres would be made available in government hospitals in the first phase.
Their number was likely to be increased depending on the patients’ need.In three hospitals
Chief Minister K. Rosaiah would launch the dialysis centre at Gandhi Hospital on November 1.
Similar centres in King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam, and Osmania Hospital, Hyderabad, would be inaugurated.
The Minister decided that there should be a monthly review of the Arogyasri scheme. He directed officials to hold a review meetings pertaining to the three districts at a time and said that any lethargy in discharge of duty by the staff would not be tolerated.
Mr. Satyanarayana warned of stringent action against the network hospitals if they were indifferent to patients when they sought treatment.
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