The 200-bed Kidney Research Center set up at Palasa in Srikakulam district will become operational by March.
Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh health department and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) have decided to collaborate mutually to provide services of overseas Indian medical professionals in government hospitals and medical colleges. Addressing the closing ceremony of the three-day Global Health Summit organized by AAPI in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, Principal Secretary (Medical and Health) MT Krishna Babu said that Indian doctors settled abroad can contribute to improve the state’s medical system. .
He said that we will also take their suggestions to improve the health sector in Andhra Pradesh. MT Krishna Babu informed that the government will set up disease-specific centers for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and comprehensive cancer care centers at KGH in Vizag and government hospitals in Vijayawada, Tirupati and Kurnool in the first phase.
During this, he gave information about various programs being run in the health sector. He said that family doctor system is being implemented in any state for the first time in the country. Each primary health center has two doctors; One is a regular OP and the other goes with a mobile unit and treats villages.
Krishna Babu informed that 67 types of medicines and 14 types of diagnostic methods are being provided to the people in the Primary Health Centers (PHCs). Treatment of 3,255 diseases is available through 2,225 hospitals recognized under the Aarogyasri scheme. He said that the 200 bedded Kidney Research Center set up at Palasa in Srikakulam district would become operational by March.
Andhra Pradesh government’s another big step towards improving the medical system