AP CM launches healthcare schemes

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Hyderabad, Oct 2 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today said the government was committed to provide quality healthcare to the people.

Inaugurating three units of Cardio-Thorasis and Neuro Surgery Operation threatres at a cost of Rs two crore at the Government Gandhi Hospital here, he said the state government had launched the Rajiv Aarogya Sri Health Insurance scheme with a view to providing corporate healthcare to poor people.

He said 90 per cent of the white ration card holders in the state were getting corporate hospital treatment for major ailments free of cost.

Refuting the allegations of the Opposition on the implementation of Aarogya Sri Health scheme, he said as Gandhi hospital here occupies the number one position, it has been chosen to implement the scheme.

Dr Reddy said new dialysis units would be installed in government hospitals in ten districts, including Gandhi hospital besides improving other facilities.

A building to house nursing college would be constructed inside the campus of the Gandhi hospital. Steps would be taken to solve the problems of hostels for PG students and staff quarters of the hospitals, he added.

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