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Cabinet nod for resident system in Medical colleges

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Hyderabad, Apr 17 (UNI) Conceding a major demand of the Medicos, the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet today decided to reintroduce the resident system and sanction 600 posts of Resident doctors in the ten Government Medical colleges in the state to improve the quality of medical education and health care to patients.

Taking a cue from the AIIMS, New Delhi, the Government introduced the system, which involved a financial implication of Rs 21 crore per annum. It would enable post-graduate students to render medical services round-the-clock while pursuing studies under senior professors, Information Minister Mohd Ali Shabeer told reporters.

The Cabinet also decided to earmark Rs 10 crore for hostel buidings in the 10 Medical colleges, he added.

The Cabinet approved spending of Rs one crore in each constituency for provision of drinking water supply and other development work as decided by the District in-charge Ministers in consultation with MLAs concerned.

The Cabinet also approved allotment of 10 acre of land to the Ramakrishna Mutt in Putlampally village and 34.60 acre to the Police department for housing in Chinachowk village in Kadapa district, he said.

It reviewed the ongoing ''Prajapatham'' programme, the INDIRAMMA scheme and the distribution of ration cards. Over seven lakh farmers had installed capacitors to pumpsets and there would no need for any extension of the deadline to fix them to become eligible for the free power scheme, he added.

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