Hyderabad: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare had an interaction session with the state government officials today.
The committee headed by Bhubneshwar Kalita comprises members from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The parliamentary committee on a study visit to Hyderabad held discussions with Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari and other officials on mental health care and its management in contemporary times and the implementation of Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan.
The Chief Secretary gave a brief overview of the state government’s various health sector initiatives. She said that the government is creating health infrastructure in the state by setting up medical colleges in every district. The government has also recently taken up a massive recruitment drive. The government introduced the KCR Kit scheme wherein financial assistance will be provided to pregnant women. The Kanti Velugu programme is launched with a mission to work for avoidable blindness-free Telangana, she added.
The committee members appreciated the state government’s various schemes and lauded the measures taken to address the issues relating to mental health.
Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Rizvi, Secretary of Education Vakati Karuna, Commissioner of Health Sweta Mohanty, Director of School Education Smt Devasena, Director of Public Health Srinivas Rao and other officials were present. (INN)