Vijayawada, Guntur emerging as medical hubs

Vijayawada, Guntur emerging as medical hubs
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Vijayawada, Guntur emerging as medical hubs.Many corporates are keen to setup hospitals in the capital region giving scope for Vijayawada and Guntur to emerge as medical hubs in Andhra Pradesh.

Many corporates are keen to setup hospitals in the capital region giving scope for Vijayawada and Guntur to emerge as medical hubs in Andhra Pradesh. The Centre has already announced the setup of an All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital at Mangalagiri and the State Government has sanctioned the necessary land for it. It is reported that health minister Kamineni Srinivasa Rao is eager to lay the foundation stone for AIIMS. He recently inspected the government general hospital at Mangalagiri and stressed the need to improve medical infrastructure in the region.

The NTR University of Health Sciences is also planning to expand its research base. The health university is planning to develop an academic campus in the region and come up with innovative research programmes.The university’s Vice-Chancellor Prof T Ravi Raju said that the institue’s academic campus would be developed to accommodate all the eight super-speciality services and research facilities. He added that advanced medical laboratory facilities would be provided in the region to aid people who otherwise head to Hyderabad for treatment.

Meanwhile corporate hospitals are on an expansion spree in the capital region. Ramesh Cardiac Hospitals, which has 250 bed hospitals with telemedicine facilities in villages of Krishna, West Godavari, Khammam and Guntur districts, is opening a 350-bed multi-speciality hospital in Guntur on March 15. Former President APJ Abdul Kalam is going to inaugurate the new hospital in Guntur.Dr P Rameshbabu who heads the hospital said that the Guntur hospital will also have facilities to treat the heart and liver and that it would benefit patients from Guntur, Prakasam, Khammam and Nalgonda districts.

Other corporates like Apollo and Yashoda are also planning to open their hospitals in Vijayawada soon.IMA city unit former president Dr Indla Ramasubba Reddy said that the super-speciality hospitals should be established as per the increasing demand. He added that there were not enough facilities for cancer patients in the region and that improving medical infrastructure in the region will promote medical tourism.

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