The A.P Health and Medical Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (APHMHIDC) has taken steps for inauguration of Dr. Podila Prasad GMCANA Super-Specialty and Trauma Centre (Millennium Block) at the Government General Hospital (GGH) here in three months, said its Managing Director M. Ravi Chandra.
Speaking to media after inspecting the Millennium Block construction work along with Collector S. Suresh Kumar on Thursday, Mr. Ravi Chandra said the facility would be extremely useful to people in the coastal districts.
In addition to the funds given by GMCANA (Guntur Medical College Alumni of North America), mainly Dr. Podila Prasad who donated Rs. 5 crore, the State Government spent large amounts on creating infrastructure in the Millennium Block.
It will have a trauma centre with supportive services and operation theatres, imaging centre, laboratory services and speciality units including cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, neurology, dialysis centre, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, nephrology, urology and plastic surgery.
The Government is releasing Rs. 1 crore in addition to the sums already spent.
Mr. Suresh Kumar said his endeavour would be to get the Millennium Block functional in less than three months. GGH Superintendent Ch. Mohan Rao, A.P Vaidya Vidhana Parishad coordinator Sridevi and others were present.