According to an official statement, there are currently 11 functional medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh.
To increase the medical infrastructure in the state, the government has proposed to set up 16 new medical and nursing colleges.
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The construction of two medical colleges in Paderu and Pulivendula has already started.
In fact laying the foundation stone, the Chief Minister said, “We are laying the foundation stone for 14 out of the 16 new teaching medical colleges being built by the government. Work has already started in two places, Paderu and Pulivendula, making it 16. We are building medical colleges as well as nursing colleges in all these places.
With the establishment of new colleges, the number of medical seats is expected to increase significantly. The state government is also ensuring that more seats are available for poor students by filling 70 percent in the convening quota and 30 percent in the payment quota.
New medical colleges are being set up at Paderu, Vizianagaram, Anakapalli, Rajahmundry, Palakollu, Amalapuram, Eluru, Machilipatnam, Bapatla, Markapuram, Piduguralla, Madanapalli, Pulivendula, Penukonda, Adoni and Nandayal.
The state government has also issued orders for the construction of multi specialty hospitals in tribal areas Sithamapeta, Parvatipuram, Rampachodavaram, Buttaigudem and Dornala. The statement said that 885 acres of land has also been purchased for medical colleges and multi-specialty hospitals in these areas.
To ensure proper medical education, 150-150 seats have been reserved for Vijayanagaram, Anakapalli, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Machilipatnam in these colleges. Remaining medical colleges will also have 100 admissions each for these areas, making the total reserved admissions around 2000.
Construction of medical colleges at Paderu, Pidugurala, Pulivendula is in progress, while tenders for Vizianagaram, Anakapalli, Amalapuram, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Palakolu, Bapatla, Markapuram, Madanapalli, Penukonda, Nandayal and Adoni have been evaluated.
All these medical colleges and teaching hospitals will provide emergency, contingency and clinical services with advanced intensive care units (ICUs) and 10 state-of-the-art modular operation theaters.
With hopes of creating a better healthcare infrastructure to be able to fight a corona-like epidemic in the future, Reddy said, “Our adverse health conditions have adversely affected us, including in Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.” There is a lack of facilities like tier-1 cities. With the creation of these new colleges, ensuring one for each parliamentary constituency, we can better prepare ourselves than any other state, and keep us abreast of these cities and as a medical powerhouse Help in emergence.
Apart from these, the Nadu Nedu initiative undertaken by the state government envisages giving priority to the modernization of the health sector. The initiative aims to improve the existing health infrastructure and establish a strong decentralized tertiary public health infrastructure and facilities to provide accessible and affordable tertiary healthcare to the people of Andhra Pradesh.
Under this initiative, all existing health facilities will be upgraded as per the Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) as per the norms of sub-centers, PHC, CHC, AH and teaching hospitals of National Medical Commission (NMC).
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