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Andhra Pradesh plans to invest Rs 16,200 crore to strengthen primary healthcare

Upadated – 01 October 2020 | 12:37 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh government on Friday decided to take a position over Rs 16,200 crore to strengthen the first healthcare sector within the state by revamping government hospitals and medical colleges, aside from fixing 10,000 YSR Health Clinics at the village level.

The chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the officials to determine YSR Health Clinics at every village secretariat at the earliest.
At a review meeting of the healthcare sector on Friday, Reddy said better medical facilities around the clock at the village level while revamping the prevailing sub-centres as YSR Health Clinics also will help control spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Reddy has directed the officials to line up seven super speciality hospitals within the tribal regions of the state and 6 medical colleges with attached institutions at an outlay of Rs 6,100 crore. He has also directed to line up 15 more new medical colleges and nursing colleges along with side multi-speciality institutions, wherein each medical college should even have a nursing college attached.

The government has decided to revamp the prevailing 1,086 sub-centres and fixing 10,000 more clinics at a budget of Rs 2,026 crore. Chief Minister directed the officials to spot suitable lands before June 15 to finish the project before the fiscal-end.

Chief Minister Reddy directed adding 149 new primary healthcare centres to the prevailing 1,138 across the state at an outlay of Rs 257 crore and refurbish 989 PCHs at Rs 413 crore. it had been also decided to strengthen 52 area hospitals and 169 community health centres involving a budget of Rs 1,236 crore.

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