PNS | VIJAYAWADA
Minister for Health, Medical and Family Welfare Vidadala Rajini has said that the government will establish 17 new medical colleges in the State by allocating Rs 8,500 crore. She inspected the medical college being constructed in Machilipatnam along with former minister and MLA Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) on Friday. She inspected the administrative block, digital podium, lecturer hall, women’s hostel, dining hall and the toilets.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the Machilipatnam Medical College was being constructed spending Rs 550 crore on 64 acres, and admission to the college and four other new colleges would begin from September onwards. This year, 750 additional MBBS seats were made available.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA Perni Nani said that the underprivileged suffered more on education and health fronts, so CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy brought reforms in both the departments. He said that there were only 11 medical colleges in the State after Independence, but the Chief Minister took steps to establish 17 more colleges.
Principal Secretary (HM&FW) MT Krishna Babu, Director of Medical Education Dr SVL Narasimha Rao, Krishna District Collector P Raja Babu, Joint Collector Aparajitha Singh and others were present.