AP govt to give priority to rural health care
The Andhra Pradesh government announced on Thursday that it will allocate ₹ 6,000 crore for health services in the state.
Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu further said that priority would be given to rural medical care. "The government has earmarked Rs 6,000 crore for the health sector in the current fiscal. Most of this will be used to improve medical care in villages, where a majority of people reside", Ramakrishnudu said.
Services like mobile medical vans, free medical tests and institutional deliveries are also being extended to villages, the minister added.
While addressing the media at the inauguration of a new Primary Health Centre at Lingamparthi village under Yeleswaram Mandal in East Godavari district, the minister revealed that all existing vacancies of medical and para medical staff in government hospitals will be filled soon, and ten new PHCs has been sanctioned for the district.
Also, the work on the Godavari left branch canal will be completed by 2017 and the project, on completion, will provide irrigation facility in the upland area of the district, he said.