Hyderabad: Telangana IT and industries minister K T Rama Rao has warned private hospitals against presenting hefty bills to patients. Responding to questions from Twitterati on the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues on Sunday, Rama Rao said the state government has in the past taken action against erring hospitals and will not hesitate to do so again.
Replying to a question about the stance of the state government on Pothireddypadu issue, the minister said “we will fight for our rightful share in Krishna waters. Already an SLP (special leave petition) has been filed in the
Supreme Court by the state government.”
Reacting to a question pertaining to Telangana’s contribution to the Ram temple construction in Ayodhya, Rama Rao said, “We will pray and hope for Ram rajya
where people of all faiths, castes and classes will be respected and treated equally, as enshrined in Constitution of our great country.”
He reiterated the State government’s commitment to provide quality
treatment to COVID-19 patients in government hospitals.
Pointing out that while the mortality rate is less than 1 per cent in Telangana, the recovery rate in the state was the highest in the country at 72 per cent, KTR said that coronavirus testing was already underway in more than 1,200 centres across the State and that over 23,000 tests were being conducted every day and the testing will be increased to more than 40,000 tests per day in a few days.
The Minister appealed to the people stating that “rather than spreading anti-government propaganda against government hospitals, people should also recognise the services being rendered by these