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Telangana govt keen to develop Hyderabad as health hub

The new state's capital city can then be connected online to hospitals in outlying districts and rural areas

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HYDERABAD, Apr 21: The Telangana government is keen on developing Hyderabad as a 'Health Hub', Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said here today Rao, who held a meeting with reputed doctors and officials, favoured manufacturing medical devices like stents in the state, a release from his office said. The production of the medical devices would reduce the medical expenses, he said. The government is thinking of appointing a health advisory board with eminent doctors for the purpose. Noting that 5-6 corporate medical institutions are providing better medical care at present in Hyderabad, he said such organisations can develop health campuses with improved facilities. The hospitals in districts and rural areas can have online connectivity with such campuses, Rao said. The establishment of such campuses would help in checking the spread of various outbreaks and other occasions where a large number of people would be in need of treatment, he said.