PHCs to be ready by October

Amaravati, March 2: Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy asked officials to ensure that services in Government hospitals are made on par with those in corporate hospitals and not to compromise on Nadu-Nedu funds and complete the initiative within the specified timelines.

During the review meeting held on Nadu Nedu (Health) here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister told the officials to focus on the maintenance of existing hospitals, newly constructed hospitals and teaching hospitals. If there were any issues related to land acquisition or any other regarding Nadu-Nedu works, the Chief Minister told them that they should take it to his to notice for immediate solution.
The officials were asked to prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for better execution, to provide the best medicine and treatment to the poor in government hospitals.
In addition to these, the Chief Minister emphasised on the maintenance of proper sanitation and a clean environment in the hospitals, right from changing bedsheets to the food being provided in the government hospitals.
The Chief Minister asked the authorities to bring in experienced professionals for hospital management. He said hospital administration and medical services were two different things and added that it should be implemented from Village Clinics to Teaching Hospitals and that detailed SOPs should be prepared. Similarly in schools, strict measures should be taken on management issues.

Reviewing YSR health clinics, the Chief Minister said 10,011 YSR health clinics were being setup in the state and this included renovation of 1,426 old clinics. He said the construction of clinics should be completed by September. The officials said the construction works were going on at a brisk pace.
The officials said that selection process of sites for construction of new PHCs had been completed and the renovation works in old PHCs and construction of new PHCs would be completed by October.

The Officials said Nadu-Nedu works in area hospitals and community hospitals would be completed by December.
The Chief Minister also reviewed progress of works related to construction of medical college buildings and multi specialty hospitals and new medical colleges including Paderu, Pulivendula, Piduguralla and Machilipatnam . The Chief Minister directed the officials to complete the land acquisition and payment for construction of medical colleges and hospitals by March end. The Officials said the tender process for construction of new medical colleges would be completed by May 15 and the tender process for the development works in existing medical colleges would be completed by April end.
In the Review COVID-19, the officials briefed the Chief Minister on the prevailing situation of COVID across the state. The officials said a total of 9,625 beds were kept available in 69 hospitals and the personnel were put on high alert.
Deputy Chief Minister (Medical and Health) Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas (Nani), Chief Secretary Adityanath Das, health Principal Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal, Andhra Pradesh Medical Services and Infrastructure Development Corporation (AP-MSIDC) VC and MD V Vijayarama Raju Health Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar, Arogyasri CEO Dr A Mallikarjuna and other officials were present.

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