Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced to establish multi-specialty and super-specialty hospitals in all the 13 district headquarters and 3 corporations in the next 3 years.
Pitching the idea, the CM said that the government is willing to allot lands of 5 acres each in around 30-50 acres of land allocated per district. These lands will be given to investors who are ready to invest at least Rs. 100 Cr in the next 3 years.
With this move, the government targets to establish a total of 80 hospitals in the next 3 years. This initiative taken by the CM will further strengthen tertiary care as well as encourage people to receive the best medical treatment in the future. The CM further directed to work on bringing a policy for establishing these health hubs, within a month.
"The health sector will be strengthened with health hubs and incentives being provided by the government will also pave the way for better hospitals in the private sector. The policy will ensure improvement of tertiary care as multi-specialty and super-specialty hospitals will come up in the district headquarters and municipal corporations, so that people need not go to other places for highly specialized medical care. It will also help those going to other places under the YSR Aarogyasri for better treatment," he said.
Meanwhile, work on medical college and hospital proposed at Gajularega village in Vizianagaram district will begin soon. Chief Minister Y.S.Jaganmohan Reddy is scheduled to lay the foundation stone for the project in virtual mode on May 31.
The district administration has allocated 70 acres of land for the project. The medical college will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 500 crore.
Collector M. Hari Jawaharlal and other senior officials have visited the site and made arrangements for the stone laying ceremony. Parvathipuram MLA Alajangi Joga Rao thanked the Chief Minister for the project.