ANDHRA PRADESH

NRI couple to set up medical college

EXCHANGING PLEASANTRIES: Chairman of Neerukonda Educational Society Neerukonda B.R. Prasad and his wife Sujata interact with former KGH Superintendent V. Hanumantha Rao at a meeting in Visakhapatnam on Sunday Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam

EXCHANGING PLEASANTRIES: Chairman of Neerukonda Educational Society Neerukonda B.R. Prasad and his wife Sujata interact with former KGH Superintendent V. Hanumantha Rao at a meeting in Visakhapatnam on Sunday Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam  



Staff Reporter

College likely to become functional from next academic year



We are not only offering free accommodation to the poor, but also performing surgeries without charging anything, says Dr. PrasadMedical college hospital at Sangivalasa being developed as a basic hospital It is our dream of establishing a medical college with the sole objective of serving the poor: Dr. Sujata



VISAKHAPATNAM: An NRI doctor couple from the US will set up a medical college at Sangivalasa near Bheemunipatnam.

Chairman of Neerukonda Educational Society (NES) Neerukonda B.R. Prasad and his wife Sujata are here to inspect the progress with regard to establishment of the college on an extent of 26 acres.

The college is likely to become functional from the next academic year under the aegis of NES, which runs an engineering college near Bheemunipatnam for the past five years.

Super-speciality hospital

The society has already set up a 300-bed full-fledged hospital, which is attracting 400 to 550 patients a day as out-patients. "We are not only offering free accommodation to the poor, but also performing surgeries without charging anything from them,''

Dr. Prasad told The Hindu on Sunday. He was confident of getting all clearances for the college.

A super-speciality hospital in the city was also being launched by the society, he said without divulging further details. "It will not take a long time for us to start a super-speciality hospital here.''

Dr. Prasad said that the medical college hospital at Sangivalasa was being developed as a basic hospital and would be upgraded into a referral hospital in phases.

Dr. Sujata said that they had taken early retirement in the US to monitor work here to redeem their dream of establishing a medical college with the sole objective of serving the poor and the needy.

Felicitated

The couple was felicitated earlier at a meeting conducted by the Vedic Seva Trust here. Managing trustee P. Gopalakrishna Murthy and former trustee M. Ram Gopal lauded the efforts of the doctor-couple in establishing a medical college near Bheemunipatnam.

Former KGH Superintendent V. Hanumantha Rao, Andhra Medical College Vice-Principal C. Umamaheswara Rao, ophthalmologist A.V.N. Chetty, dermatology professor G. Raghurama Rao and neuro-surgeon N. Subrahmanyam were present.



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