After the implementation of this scheme, people living in rural and tribal areas will not have to move to cities for better facilities.
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Government assistance in Andhra Pradesh post graduation It will be mandatory for medical students who complete their degree to serve for one year in rural and tribal areas. Andhra Pradesh Principal Secretary (Health) MT Krishna Babu said, “The government has taken a policy decision in this regard. Necessary orders will be issued soon. Krishna Babu told reporters that every year around 400 students under Category-A in the state take post-graduation medical education with government assistance.
The principal secretary said, “Earlier we wanted to make it mandatory for all post-graduate students, but now we have decided to limit it to category-A students only. This will ensure the availability of a sufficient number of specialist doctors in rural and tribal areas. He said that 3,726 doctors and specialists were recruited here in the last two years, in which 50 per cent were given to specialists and 30 per cent additional salary to MBBS doctors.
Five new medical colleges will start from next year
The secretary said, “We are focusing on improving health care services especially in rural and tribal areas. We will soon set up a health center in each district with specialist doctors. Krishna Babu said that five new medical colleges at Eluru, Rajamahendravaram, Vizianagaram, Machilipatnam and Nandyal will be operational from the academic year 2023-24. He informed that in all, the state government has started 16 new medical colleges. In this, 11 academic years will be operated from 2024-25.
People will get better facilities
Of the 16 new medical colleges, three (in Paderu, Machilipatnam and Piduguralla) were being funded by the central government. Three other colleges will also be added to it. The remaining nine are being set up by taking loan from NABARD. Director (Health) J.J. Niwas and Director and AP Vaidya Vidhan Parishad Vinod Kumar were also present during this. At the same time, after the implementation of this scheme, people living in rural and tribal areas will not have to move to cities for better facilities. They will be able to get better treatment only while staying here.
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