'AP emerging as model state in healthcare'

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Hyderabad, Dec 18: Health and Family Welfare Minister Sambani Chandsrasekhar today said Andhra Pradesh was emerging as a model state in providing health care to people with the introduction of Government's innovative health schemes.

Inaugurating a newly-constructed lecture hall and hostel blocks of the Indian Institute of Health and Family Welfare here, he said the government had launched several health care programmes, including Aarogyasree Medical insurance scheme for the poor.

Stating that 20,000 lives were saved under 108 emergency health ambulance service, he said the government had spent Rs 40 crore for running the 104 health helpline system to provide immediate medical assistance to the needy.

He said under the National Rural Health Mission scheme, medical teams visited every village once in a fortnight to find out the health problems of people.


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