AP: CM Jagan launches CT scan and MRI systems in 4 RIMs hospitals
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Wednesday launched the CT scan and MRI missions. CM Jagan virtually launched CT scan and MRI missions at Nellore, Kadapa, Ongole and Srikakulam RIMs hospitals.
Speaking on the occasion, CM Jagan said that government institutions are being further strengthened. He said that steps are being taken with the aim of providing better medical care to the poor. There are 11 teaching hospitals available in the state. Another 16 teaching hospitals are being set up. He said that all these will be brought under Arogyasree.
Teaching Hospitals – Diagnostic Services
‘Today only seven of the 11 teaching hospitals in the state have CT scan and MRI equipment. They are also in PPP manner. They do not even have technology and quality upgrades. We are taking several steps to change this situation. We are setting up 16 new teaching hospitals. In addition to upgrading the 11 existing teaching hospitals under the present day-to-day, we are also setting up a new teaching hospital and a nursing college in each constituency. Among them we are stepping in with the vision of providing top off the line diagnostic services ’.
Services under Arogyasree
‘We will bring all those facilities in the teaching hospitals under the purview of Arogyasree and conduct free examinations for the beneficiaries of the scheme. That is how we provide diagnostic services. Arogyasree Trust on the other hand bears the cost of their maintenance. Thus, with the upgrade in the coming days, we are taking steps to make those devices work better. ‘
By national standards
‘Today we are developing hospitals. We are developing hospitals with national standards. Now at a cost of Rs 67 crore, CT scans have been set up in Srikakulam, Ongole, Nellore and Kadapa and MRI equipment has been set up at three places except Kadapa. These have a three year warranty. Those companies will be responsible for another seven years of service. We will set up all facilities in government teaching hospitals to provide free services to any poor person ’.
Even in the remaining seven
‘Four of the 11 teaching hospitals in the state do not have CT scan and MRI equipment so we are now setting up in Srikakulam, Ongole, Nellore and Kadapa. Elsewhere, the facilities are under PPP. They are set up by the government itself. We will also provide all these facilities in the 16 new teaching hospitals to be set up.
Greetings for their services
‘Asha workers, ANMs at the village level, along with doctors, nurses and sanitation staff in every hospital in this covid crisis. Volunteers work hard day and night. Serving the people. No matter how flattering about their services. Our congratulations to all of you who have served so well during Covid ’.