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Officials told to solve EHS problems

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Chief Secretary KS Jawahar Reddy told the officials concerned to ensure the implementation of the health scheme to the satisfaction of employees. He held a review with the Health, Medical, and Family Welfare department here on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, he instructed Principal Secretary (HM&FW) MT Krishna to discuss with the employees’ unions the problems in the implementation of the Employees Health Scheme (EHS) and to resolve them as early as possible as the unions’ representations regarding the problems of EHS are more. He also directed the officials to prepare the new website and the app of Dr YSR Arogyasri by January 26.

Jawahar Reddy instructed APMSIDC Managing Director D Muralidhar Reddy to take measures to complete the construction works of five medical colleges being constructed in Vizianagaram, Machilipatnam, Rajahmundry, Eluru, and Nandyal by the end of March and also instructed Financial Secretary Satyanarayana to release funds without late to the medical college construction works and suggested to take measures to allocate funds to medical colleges in the budget of coming financial year. He instructed to release funds to clear all the pending bills of the National Health Mission and to release Rs 275 cr by the end of January under the 5th finance commission.

The Chief Secretary further instructed Special Secretary (Finance) Satyanarayana to merge all similar budget heads under the Director of Health, APVVP, and Director of Medical Education and maintain transparency while releasing funds and take measures to clear pending salaries of the contract and outsourcing employees of these three departments.

Principal Secretary (HM&FW) MT Krishna Babu, Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare J Nivas, APMSIDC Managing Director D Muralidhar Reddy, Dr YSR Aarogyasri Healthcare trust CEO Harindhira Prasad, Special Secretary Finance Satyanarayana and other officials were present.

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