Rs.3,100 Cr. World Bank aid for hospitals development: Minister

29 October, Kakinada

Andhra Pradesh Minister for Medical and Health Dr Kamineni Srinivas said the Centre had agreed to the proposal of state government to secure Rs.3,100 crore World Bank aid for the development of government hospitals and their modernisation.

Reviewing the development of government general hospital with the doctors and district Collector H Arun Kumar at a meeting held in the hospital here today, he said the number of patients was increasing all over the state necessitating the upgradation of all the hospitals with all modern equipment and specialist doctors.

In Kakinada GGH, he said ,the number of outpatients which was 1800 in the past had now gone up to 3,000. Necessaray sanction was accorded for replacing the existing 60 year old surgical and medical blocks in the hospital with new buildings, he added. To cater to the growing requirements, another CT scan machine also being sanctioned’ he added.

MLAs Dr Akula Satyanarayana, Nallamilli Ramakrishnareddy, Hospital superintendent Dr Nageswerarao Rangaraya Medical College Principal Dr R Mahalakshmi were among those who had attended.

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