Etela holds relatives responsible for dead body exchange


The Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS) hospital in Gachibowli is slated to be opened for public in a next 3 or 4 days, according to the Minister for Medical and Health Etela Rajender.

Announcing this here today after inspecting the infrastructure and other facilities created at the hospital here today, the health Minister declared that in an effort to enhance the medical facilities, his government has made all the arrangements to set up TIMS on the orders of CM KCR with 1224 beds. “Out of 1224 beds we have 50 beds with ventilators, 1000 beds with oxygen facility and remaining 200 beds for general treatment”, he said and denied government’s apathy in dealing with the Covid pandemic.

He accused the opposition and the social media circles of what he termed indulging in mud-slinging on the issue. He said the new recruitment process which we have taken up in the medical and health department would be completed in a day or two. “We will then immediately start the operation of this hospital in full”, he declared.

Refuting the claim that medical staff negligence has led to the exchange of dead bodies in Gandhi hospital recently, Rajendar questioned the reporters as to ‘who should identify the dead body”, spat came relatives. “Then why blame the government. It is the fault of the relatives”, said. “Hence we have decided to tag every dead body with their names along with their photographs for easy identification and avoid any confusion in this regard”, he declared.

With regard to the increasing number of positive cases, the Minister said that false propaganda is being carried out regarding the number of cases. Though there are 10,000 cases have been reported, but actually 5000 cases are in-home quarantine only rest of 5000 has been admitted in both private and government hospitals.

He further called upon people not to believe the rumours and come to any government hospital for treatment indirectly hinting that not to go to a private hospital when asked to why the government couldn’t control the private hospitals’ fleecing of covid patients.