Arogyasri benefits govt hospitals too: MCI

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Hyderabad, Nov 7 (UNI) Contrary to the belief that only the Corporate and Super Multi-Specialty Hospitals were benefitted by the Arogyasri scheme, many of the Government Hospitals, particularly Medical College Hospitals, were among the largest beneficiaries of the scheme, Medical Council of India(MCI) said.

In a press release here today, Ramdas Pisharody, a member of the MCI delegation, who visited the Gandhi Medical College and Hospital for recognition of DM Nephrology PG Course(superspecialty) here, said the hospital was on par with reputed hospitals in India and Abroad and assisted in creatig infrastructure facilities and upkeep of the Government Hospitals.

Dr Ramdas said the facilities have improved and the concerted efforts of the Government, faculty and the alumni were responsible for this. The example of Gandhi Medical College was worth emulating by other public sector institutions, he added.

Reviewing the impact of Aarogyasri scheme on the infrastructure development of Government Hospitals with Medical Education Minister G Aruna and Principal Secretary (Health) P K Agarwal and Aarogyasri CEO A Babu, Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy said along with Private and Corporate super-specialty hospitals, Government hospitals should also get priority.

Dr Reddy said the Government Hospitals could spend the amount for its infrastructure development and upkeep.

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