AP: Medical, health sector undergoing drastic changes, says CM Reddy

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Pallavi Pathak
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Updated on Sep 22, 2022 09:56 IST

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that the amount being spent on education is an investment for a better future and medical and health sectors are undergoing drastic changes in the state.

AP: Medical, health sector undergoing drastic changes, says CM Reddy

While speaking on Vidya Vaidyam Nadu Nedu in the State Assembly, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy reiterated that the amount being spent on education is an investment for a better future and education works in shaping the generation next into confident and competent youth to start their careers.

Moreover, to bring quality medicare within the reach of the needy, drastic changes are being brought in the health and medical sector, he said.

"On the medical front, YSR Village Clinics and the concept of Family Doctor is being worked out so that Village Clinics and PHCs take care of preventive medicine while the CHCs, area and district hospitals take care of the curative treatment. Every Mandal will have four doctors and two ambulances with one doctor and an ambulance touring villages assigned and the regular visits would familiarize the patients and their ailments, thus developing a rapport," Jagan said.

"Of the 10,032 village clinics, 3,673 are ready and an amount of INR 1,692 crores was spent and the project would be completed by year-end. Staff recruitment will be done by October 15. In addition to the 11 teaching hospitals another 17 hospitals are coming up and construction is at various stages and the medical and health care has improved drastically when compared to the previous government where the hospitals had sordid tales to tell," Jagan further said.

Govt schools are being revamped under Nadu Nedu

"We have chalked out our priorities well and wanted to see that the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) is drastically improved by providing incentives and also revamping the schools under Nadu Nedu. We have instructed that 12 visible changes should be in place in the government schools which include, toilets, clean drinking water, repairs, tube lights and fans, furniture for students and teachers, green chalkboards, painting, English lab, compound wall, kitchen shed, additional rooms and digital interactive panels," Jagan said, as reported by Business Standard.

"Besides government schools, even pre-primary foundation schools and Anganwadi hostels are also being developed under Nadu Nedu. In the first phase, 15,715 schools were revamped with a cost of INR 3.700 crore and the digitization of classrooms will be in place from next academic year," Jagan added.

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