Union Minister opens CGHS Centre in Vizag

Union Minister for Health Jagat Prakash Nadda also said cancer institutes were being set up in 20 states at a cost of Rs.150 crore and one of them was allotted to Andhra Pradesh.

By   |  Published: 9th Jan 2017  5:09 pmUpdated: 9th Jan 2017  5:11 pm
Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu. Photo: IANS

Visakhapatnam: Union Minister for Health Jagat Prakash Nadda on Monday dedicated the newly opened wellness centre under the Central Government Health Scheme to the 30.8 lakh beneficiaries under the scheme.

Inaugurating the centre at the Government Hospital for Mental Care campus here, he said that the CGHS health cards were being given to the beneficiaries and specialist doctors were being appointed and medical facilities would be provided online from the month of May,Also, 11 All-India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) were sanctioned in the country and one of them would be set up at Mangalagiri in Andhra Pradesh state, he revealed.

Referring to the number of kidney problem cases in Uddanam of Srikakulam district, the minister announced that a special team of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) would be sent to the place to study the problem. The Pradhan Mantri Dialysis Yojna Scheme under PPP model was set up and a special dialysis unit was being sanctioned to Andhra Pradesh, he said.

Union Minister for Urban Development, Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the CGHS was started in the year 1954 and Visakhapatnam became the 30th city recognised under the scheme.

State minister for medical and health Kamineni Srinivas announced that the trauma care centre would be started by Sankranti while gynec and pediatric wings would be opened in February at the Visakhapatnam Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) in the city.