Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas said that a super specialty hospital on the lines of AIIMS would be constructed at a cost of Rs 1200 crore and Rs 500 crore had already been allocated for the purpose.
Addressing a press conference here today, he said a 4-member central team inspected the site, near Mangalagiri in Guntur district today and expressed satisfaction over the site. The team indicated that the site was very much suitable for the construction of AIIMS, he said.
The 960-bed AIIMS hospital, after construction, would provide opportunity to 70 to 100 doctors to pursue specialization courses. He lauded Union Urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu for his efforts in materializing the AIIMS in the state.
The Health Minister informed that government hospitals at various districts would be renovated at a cost of Rs 340 crore with NABARD funds. Equipment would be provided to government hospitals at a cost of Rs 76 crores.
Mr Srinivas announced that all the journalists in the state would be provided free medical facility up to Rs two lakh, which would benefit 12,000 journalist families. UNI DP SY AN2232 NNNN
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