Published: Updated on – 00:07, Fri – 14 October 22
Siddipet: In what could be a pioneering move, Siddipet Government General Hospital will bring healthcare services to the doorstep of the elderly and other patients with protracted illnesses.
In this context, the national health department purchased two vehicles and handed them over to the hospital management on Thursday. The hospital management will also open a seven-bed palliative care center on the fourth floor of the hospital.
People with cancer or other chronic illnesses and victims of road accidents will be admitted to the palliative care centre. As the care of these patients requires expertise, the hospital management will also train someone close to the patient. Later, these patients will be allowed to stay at home for three days and three days in the hospice.
The palliative care center will have a doctor, a physiotherapist and five nursing staff. Even after the patients are discharged, a vehicle, named “Aalana”, will regularly visit the patient to check on their health status in addition to giving them medicine.
Meanwhile, another vehicle, named “Aasara”, will take these patients to the hospital and bring them home whenever the situation requires. The Aasara vehicle would also collect samples from the patients and send the reports to the patients after getting them tested at the diagnostic center in Telangana. Those who need such services can register at room number 14 of the hospital. This is the first such service offered by a government hospital in Telangana, officials said.
Health Minister T Harish Rao, who came up with the idea, will officially launch the services shortly at the hospital.