Andhra Pradesh

Many private hospitals in State are in red: APNA

Urges govt. for policy to help them

Andhra Pradesh Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (APNA) State new president V.S. Prasad on Friday urged the Union and the State governments to come out with a concrete policy for the protection of hospital industry in the State .

Addressing a media conference, he said that many hospitals out of 1,600 in the State were in a deep financial crisis with the huge gap between expenses and revenues.

He sought single window policy for licensing system and financial incentives for the establishment of hospitals in semi urban and rural areas.

Dr. Prasad strongly opposed the Centre’s proposed National Medical Council, alleging that it would lead to direct intrusion of bureaucracy into the affairs of medical and health sector.

State conference tomorrow

APNA-Vizianagaram District president J.C. Naidu and Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IA) State vice-president M. Venkateswara Rao said that the policy issues of hospital industry, adoption of new technology, sharing of knowledge and other issues would be discussed at length in APNA’s State conference to be held in Vizianagaram on Sunday.

APNA Secretary C. Suresh Babu, the State meeting’s organising chairman V. Mrutyunjaya Rao and others hoped that the State level meeting would lead to concrete discussion and preparation of proposals which would be submitted to the State and Union governments for the protection of industry as well as interests of patients.

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