The proposed medical college in Anakapalle for which the foundation stone was laid by Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday and the Paderu Medical College where construction works are going on in full swing will boost the rural and agency health sector in Visakhapatnam district.
Speaking to Hello Vizag, Anakapalle MLA Gudivada Amarnath said that all the five assembly constituencies- Anakapalle, Chodavaram, Sabbavaram, Parvada and Pendurthi having a population of 10 lakh each- will be benefited from the proposed medical college that is coming up in the heart of Anakapalle town.
He said that along with the 100-bed NTR Hospital, the new medical college will take care of all diseases and emergency surgeries. Deaths due to road accidents will come down once the college is operational from December 23. The 458-bed hospital coming up at the erstwhile Agriculture Market Research Institute will cost the exchequer Rs500 crore, the MLA said.
Similarly, the Dr YSR Tribal Medical College for which the CM laid the foundation stone on October 2 last, will cater to the needs of the six lakh tribal population of Visakhapatnam agency. The 500-bed hospital is coming up on a 35-acre plot of the model residential polytechnic in Paderu town.
“With this, the maternal deaths will come down drastically after the medical college opens. Now we are reporting 35 to 40 maternal deaths a year,” said additional district medical and health officer Dr. Leela Prasad. He said around three lakh people from Paderu, Hukumpeta, Dumbhriguda, Munchingput and Peda Bayulu areas would have access to the medical colleges, The agency has 11 mandals with a total population of six lakh.