AP CM inaugurates 5 new medical colleges
Vizianagaram: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday said that the new government medical colleges will help improve tertiary and curative medical care and augment the public health system abundantly.
Reiterating the government’s commitment to strengthen healthcare system in the State, he said after inaugurating the Vizianagaram Medical College built in an extent of 33 acres here that the they are making budgetary allocation liberally to improve the healthcare system. He later virtually inaugurated four other medical colleges built at Machilipatnam, Rajahmahendravaram, Eluru and Nandyal.
Addressing the gathering of medicos and their faculty here, Reddy asked the students to become good doctors and serve the poor as people have great expectations on medical students. Committed to the welfare of weaker sections, the government has spent a whopping Rs 235,000 core on DBT welfare schemes so far and the doctors also should help the poor with the same commitment.
With the new five government medical colleges beginning their academic sessions, 750 new MBBS seats are added to the existing strength across the State. The new colleges are constructed at a cost Rs 500 crore each.
He said that the YSRCP government has proposed to build 17 new medical colleges at a cost of Rs 8,480 crore to ensure that all 26 districts will each have one medical college and an attached hospital. Specialised tertiary and curative medical care will be accessible to people of all districts, he said.