Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh: 754 procedures included in Aarogyasri scheme

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that all the village clinics and health centres have to be connected to the district teaching and general hospital for better management of healthcare services.

“Ensure that the district teaching hospital functions as a parent body for all the PHCs, CHCs, and village clinics. A system has to be created where one dean takes care of the management of the district teaching hospital and the other administers the remaining health facilities in the district,” said Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy during a review on the Health Department on Wednesday.

In another major decision, the Health Department included 754 new procedures in the YSR Aarogyasri insurance scheme.

“With these new procedures, and after the exclusion of a few recommended by the committee, the number of procedures covered under the scheme has increased to 3,118,” the officials said.

Community service for medicos

Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy also proposed that students pursuing medicine under government seats should mandatorily go through community service for one year.

“Prepare a framework to implement the community service programme,” the Chief Minister said.

While reviewing the works pertaining to the construction and renovation of the village clinics and Primary Health Centres (PHCs), he directed the officials to appoint one special officer to monitor the projects exclusively.

“The officer will be responsible for supervising the projects and availability of doctors and ambulances in all the facilities. If the officer carries out his work efficiently, the ‘Family Doctor’ scheme will function smoothly,” he observed.

“Ensure that every village clinic has a mid level health provider, one ANM, one or two ASHA workers. The mid level health provider will now be called community health officer, and 67 types of medicines and 14 types of screening tests should be available. The government is focussing on health sector and we will have 27 medical hubs across the State,” he said.

He also reviewed the COVID-19 situation in the State and directed the officials to create awareness among people to take the precaution dose.

Teaching hospital sanctioned

The Chief Minister further directed the officials to set up a district teaching hospital in Parvathipuram Manyam district.

Minister for Health V. Rajani, Principal Secretary M.T Krishna Babu, and Commissioner J. Nivas were among others present.


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