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Andhra govt to invest Rs 16,200 crore to bolster primary healthcare system

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

The Andhra Pradesh government is planning to invest Rs 16,200 crore to bolster the primary healthcare system, a baseline of the accessible and affordable healthcare delivery system. The amount would be spent in different forms–for revamping government hospitals & medical colleges, and establishing 10,000 YSR Health Clinics at the village level.

AS per a report, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed officials to set up YSR clinics at every village secretariat as soon as possible.

In a review meeting of healthcare sector on Friday, Reddy said better healthcare facilities at the village level along with revamping of sub centres as YSR clinics would help us to fight against COVID-19.

A statement issued by the CMO said: “In order to strengthen public healthcare and Health Infrastructure, the State Government is contemplating to invest Rs 16,203 crore for revamping government hospitals and medical colleges across the State, while 10,000 YSR Clinics will be set up soon at the village level.”

The government has proposed to start as many as seven super specialty hospitals in Tribal areas and six medical colleges with attached institutions at a budget of Rs 6100 crore. In addition, revamping the existing 1,086 sub-centres and setting up 10,000 more clinics at a budget of Rs 2,026 crore are also a part of the bigger plan to strengthen the primary healthcare system.

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