Amaravati, Sep 22: The AP Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill to rename Dr NTR University of Health Sciences (Dr NTRUHS) as Dr YSR University of Health Sciences. Defending the renaming of the university after former Chief Minister and his late father YS Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said it was a well-thought-out move to give due credit to YSR and it was not a matter of disrespect to NTR. It was not like that. Intervening during the passage of the bill, he said that YSR, a practicing doctor, before joining politics, should be given due credit for providing quality medical treatment to the common people with his innovative Aarogyasri, 108 and 104 ambulance services. needed. Aarogyasri was the first of its kind health scheme in India to provide free corporate medical care to poor people and was replicated by many states.
Of the existing 11 medical colleges in the state, eight were functioning even before the formation of the TDP. The remaining three medical colleges (Srikakulam, Ongole and Cuddapah) were established with the initiative of YSR. “Our government is setting up 17 more medical colleges to promote Medicare and 20 out of the total 28 medical colleges in the state are due to the efforts of YSR and his son. This in itself is a credit that the university has after YSR. The name deserves to be changed,” he said. The decision to change the name of the university was taken after a thorough thought process. “While making the decision, I asked myself several times whether it was right or not and proceeded thinking it was right,” he said. Unprecedented changes are taking place in the medical field. Before the YSRC came to power, the total number of medical procedures under Aarogyasri was only 1,059. Now, more than 2,400 procedures are being covered under this scheme
And this number will increase to 3,118 from October 5 (Vijaya Dashami). Jagan clarified that he had no intention of defaming NTR. “We regard him as a great man. Hence, we named the newly formed Vijayawada district after NTR,” he said, adding that his government would consider TDP’s proposals to name any structure after NTR. ready for. Stating that he is more affectionate towards NTR than Naidu and there are no instances of him talking against the former CM, Jagan said, “If we pronounce NTR’s name, Naidu does not like it. NTR doesn’t like it if Naidu says NTR Had he not been stabbed in the back, he would have lived for more years and Naidu would not have become CM, Jagan said.
NTRUHS renamed after YSR, CM Jagan Mohan Reddy justifies the move
Story first published: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 19:32 [IST]