Vijayawada: Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has stated that Med-City would be constructed at Yerrubalem, Mangalagiri, with Rs 1,600 crore. The CM has laid the foundation stone for King's College Hospital, Indo-UK Institute of Health (IUIH) Med-City, on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, he stated that Med-City would come up in a 150 acre area. The CM feels that Amaravati is likely to become a medical tourism hub in the future and patients from European countries would come here, as the medical expenses would be low. He asked the IUIH management to speed up the works and inaugurate the first phase of the international health care system by October 2, 2018. He said that Amaravati would act as the headquarters of the 11 IUIHs in the country. The CM added that 13 medical institutions are coming up in the capital region and Andhra Pradesh introduced several schemes in health care for the benefit of the people.
Union Minister of state for health and family welfare Anupriya Patel who was the chief guest said IUIHs first centre would be set up at Nagpur and the second one would be set up at Amaravati. She stressed the need for developing innovative research programmes in health care to develop the country as a medical tourism hub. She added that a task force would be set up to improve health care in the country. IUIH MD, CEO Mr Gupta said the Indo-UK Institute of Health will provide integrated healthcare in India.