Tirumala, July 04, 2011
TIRUPATI JEO INAUGURATES DISPENSARY AT GALI GOPURAM
Tirumala, 04 July 2011(P.R.O) The TTD JointEO(Tirupati) Dr.N.Yuvraj has inaugurated a full-fledged medical dispensary at Galigopuram near the 34th turning on the first ghat road on Monday for the sake of foot path route pilgrims.
Addressing the occasion, he said, to administer proper treatment in the case of emergency to the foot path route pilgrims, the TTD has set up the dispensary with all facilities including regular doctors in two shifts. “Earlier there used to be only a first aid centre in this area. But keeping in view the day by day increase in the pilgrim ratio in the foot path route, we have set up a full-fledged dispensary here. Two more dispensaries are under offing, one at Mokali mettu and another one near 7th mile to cater to the medical needs of the visiting pilgrims. We are confident that these dispensaries will render good services to the pilgrims”, he maintained.
Later speaking on the occasion the Chief Medical Officer of TTD Dr.Prabhakar said, the one dispensary which was inaugurated at Galigopuram has a team of seven staff including one doctor, one physician, one FNO and one MNO who will works in two shifts from 8am to 2pm and 2pm to 8pm. “From 8pm to 8am we have deployed one MNO to take care of the medical requirements of the patients. In the 35th turning we have ambulance facility. So in the case of emergency the pilgrim will be shifted to Tirupati in this ambulance”, he added. Further he said, “two more dispensaries are coming up a Tirumala, one near ATC and near Kalyana Katta which will be functional soon”, he added.
All the doctors of various TTD-run hospitals both at Tirupati and Tirumala, nursing staff and other officials were also present.