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Challenges to implement new sanitation policy persist

The Hindu, 17 December 2014


The issue of calling fresh tenders is embroiled in court cases related to earlier tenders against private agencies


Ensuring proper sanitation and providing adequate security in government hospitals continue to remain a major challenge for health authorities, even as efforts are on to implement a new sanitation policy in Telangana. With the TS government keen to open outpatient facilities for government employees in the State-run hospitals and increase its share in Arogyasri funds, stress is more on focusing and improving sanitation and security.


On paper, the government released a GO (Ms no- 37) this November integrating security and sanitation services in all the government hospitals. It also gave a green signal to Telangana Medical Services Infrastructure Development Corporation (TMSIDC) to call for tenders for security and sanitation. Read more....