- 16 medical colleges, teaching hospitals and nursing colleges
- Plans 80 multi-super speciality hospitals across state
- Patients need not go to other states for treatment-aim of Government
Amaravati: The decision by Andhra Government to come up with super speciality hospitals across district headquarters is being hailed by people of AP. Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy as an initiative said a policy will come up on this within a month. It is mainly to promote health hubs to attract major private hospitals for better medical and health services.
We have seen a lot during COVID pandemic with patients rushing towards Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore for various treatments. Now the decision of AP Government to focus on health hubs is applauded everywhere in the state. Any state requires good Educational and Health infrastructure for development, and this is what CM Jagan is focusing on.
Chief Minister at a review meeting on COVID situation said that setting up hubs for hospitals by providing 30 to 50 acres to each would avoid the need for AP people to go to faraway places for treatment. Hubs should be provided at 13 district head quarters and Vijayawada, Tirupathi and Rajahmundry corporations. Government should provide lands for free of cost to the hospitals which are ready to invest at least 100 crore in three years, CM said.
With these, nearly 80 multi-super speciality hospitals can come in AP. The plan of setting 16 nursing colleges and teaching hospitals along with these hospitals will boost health sector both in government and private sectors. Tertiary care will improve in the state and the hospitals in district head quarters will prevent people going to other states for treatment, CM said.