Revamping healthcare: Jagan government to set up 16 new medical colleges; recruit 222 staff

The government has sanctioned Rs.7850 Crore. This will include Rs 525 crores for upgrading the facilities in the existing government hospital at Eluru

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  29 Jun 2022 7:05 AM GMT
Revamping healthcare: Jagan government to set up 16 new medical colleges; recruit 222 staff

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh government has decided to revamp healthcare across the State. Principal Secretary to government Muddada Ravi Chandra has issued the order. Under Nadu-Nedu, the program enlists holistic revamping of the healthcare infrastructure including strengthening and upgrading primary and secondary health centers besides existing medical colleges and associated hospitals.

16 new medical colleges:

The state government is planning to establish 16 new medical colleges within three years. The government has sanctioned Rs.7850 Crore. This will include Rs 525 crores for upgrading the facilities in the existing government hospital at Eluru. Rs 38 crores will be spent on the construction of a one lakh sq, feet Pre-Engineered Building (PEB) structure at Eluru to start the Government Medical College and obtain NIMC approval for starting academic activities in 2023-24.

The 16 new colleges will come up at Piduguralla, Machilipatnam, Vizianagaram, Anakapalle, Rajahmundry, Amalapuram, Palakollu, Eluru, Bapatla, Markapuram, Madanapally, Penukonda, Nandyala, Adoni, Pulivendula and Paderu.

Creation of 222 new posts

Director of Medical Education, Vijayawada has submitted a proposal for the creation of 222 posts of various categories at Government Medical College, Eluru for the academic year 2023-24. After careful examination, the government has sanctioned new posts in the medical college. These posts will be in the 24 specialties.

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