CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy laid the foundation stone for the construction of 14 Government Medical Colleges in the Andhra Pradesh
As many as 16 new medical and nursing colleges are coming up in Andhra Pradesh, the Chief Minister Office announced on Monday.
The CMO Andhra Pradesh said that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy laid the foundation stone for the construction of 14 Government Medical Colleges in the state in a virtual manner from the Thadepalli camp office.
“He said 16 teaching medical colleges and nursing colleges were being set up at a cost of Rs 8000 crore,” as per the CMO Andhra Pradesh.
The CM said that since the time of the British, there have been only 11 public sector medical colleges in the state.
“With the establishment of 16 new medical and nursing colleges, it stands out from any other state in India in the field of healthcare,” the CMO Office quoted the chief minister.
As per media reports, the 16 new colleges will come up in Pulivendula, Paderu, Machilipatnam, Vizianagaram, Anakapalli, Rajahmundry, Amalapuram, PAlakollu, Eluru, Bapatla, Markapuram, Madanapalli, Penukona, Nandyal and Adoni respectively and will cost the Government exchequer an estimated total of Rs 7880 crore.
The government is also setting up 500-bed hospitals along with medical colleges, with modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, the Chief Minister said.
While the government of Andhra Pradesh is working hard to improve the state’s public health system, the chief minister has decided to encourage the private sector by offering free land to anyone willing to build a specialty or super-specialty hospital with an investment of at least 100 crores in the next three years.
“I also want to encourage active private participation in medical infrastructures like in bigger cities of Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai. Our government will allot five acres of land free of cost to private hospitals that are ready to invest ₹100 crores and start super-specialty hospitals in three years,’’ said Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy.