Andhra Pradesh to establish 14 new medical colleges across state
To Provide advanced Medi-Care and Better Healthcare services in Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be laying the foundation stone for the establishment of 14 new medical colleges across the state on Monday.
Ramping up medical infrastructure in the Andhra Pradesh state, the government also proposed to add five new medical colleges to the existing 11 which were already announced. The construction work has already started in 2 medical colleges at Paderu (Visakhapatnam district) and Pulivendula (Kadapa district).
With the establishment of new colleges, the number of medical seats is going to increase significantly, and more seats will be available for poor students by filling 70 per cent in convenor quota and 30 per cent in payment quota.
The 16 new medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh are being established at Paderu, Vizianagaram, Anakapalli, Rajahmundry, Palakollu, Amalapuram, Eluru, Machilipatnam, Bapatla, Markapuram, Piduguralla, Madanapalli, Pulivendula, Penukonda, Adoni and Nandyal.
The Andhra Pradesh state government has issued orders for the construction of multi-speciality hospitals in tribal areas at Seethampeta, Parvathipuram, Rampachodavaram, Buttayigudem and Dornala, where an extent of 885 acres of land was procured for medical colleges and multi-speciality hospitals.