In a move which came as a lesson learnt from the medicos crunch in the state amidst corona crisis, Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday took a crucial decision. As announced by the Minister for Health Alla Nani, the state has planned to establish 16 new medical colleges which would complete construction in the next three years.
Followed by his inspection in the 59-acre site beside the government polytechnic college for proposed medical college at Paderu, the deputy chief minister stated that the government is committed to extending medical services in rural areas. “With an aim to bring revolutionary changes in the state health care sector, district and area hospitals in all parliamentary constituencies will be converted into teaching hospitals. Dental education will be introduced in all teaching hospitals,” he added.
The minister also stated that the government would soon issue a notification to recruit required doctors and medical staff. He added 104 and 108 services will be launched from July and 1,060 ambulances are already ready to rise to the need. Tourism minister Avanti Srinivasa Rao, Roads and Buildings minister Dharmana Krishnadas, Araku MP Madhavi, former minister P Balaraju and others were also present alongside the health minister.