AP to have 16 more medical colleges


Paderu: Andhra Pradesh will soon have 16 more medical colleges with the Government deciding to establish one medical college in each of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies, according to Deputy Chief Minister and minister for health Alla Nani.

Addressing the people’s representatives and officials after inspecting a 50 acre site beside the government polytechnic here for setting up a new medical college in Araku Parliamentary constituency, he said already there were 11 medical colleges in the state.

“Revolutionary changes are being made in the health sector. Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has decided to develop every district and area hospital into teaching hospitals in the next three years. Primary health care will be made available through village secretariats.
Village clinics are helping to provide free health care in towns and villages,” he stated.

He also disclosed that a notification would be issued shortly for recruitment of doctors and medical staff. Tourism minister Avanti Srinivasa Rao, Roads and Buildings minister Dharmana Krishnadas, Araku MP Madhavi, former minister P Balaraju and others were present.

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