Kadapa: Andhra Pradesh Medical Services and Infrastructure Development Corporation (APMISIDC) has sent a proposal to upgrade three hospitals in the district. The government has decided to upgrade Jammalamadugu, Rajampeta and Rayachoti General hospitals from 50 beds to 100. The proposals have been sent to the government for developing each hospital by spending Rs 12.6 crore with the total of the proposal sent adding up to Rs 37 core.
The major hospital in the district, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa, has facilities for 200 beds and sprawls across around 230 acres. It was opened in September 2007.
Proddutur General Hospital is 100 bedded. Jammalamadugu, Rayachoti and Rajampeta General hospitals each have provision for 50 beds each. Residents of these three areas face problems while seeking medical aid. More than 100 out-patients are registered at each of these hospitals daily. In case of any emergency, patients are shifted to either Proddutur or Kadapa.
Family members of these patients face problems.
Patients from the suburb areas of the divisions continue to suffer for lack of proper medical aid nearby.
The government, after making a note of these problems, decided to upgrade these hospitals. The number of beds in the hospitals during epidemic seasons is inadequate. Patients have to be accommodated on th existing number of beds anyhow. At times, patients are asked to sleep on the floor.
Considering these problems, medical officers have proposed to increase the number of beds and in addition the strength of staff will also have to be increased in the three hospitals.
It has been pointed out that the population of Rajampeta division is more than 5 lakh. Residents of Railwaykodur, Chitveli, Pullampeta, Penagalur, Obulavaripalli and Ontimitta mandals depend on Rajampeta General Hospital. In the same way Chinnamandem, Ramapuram, Veeraballi, Sundupa-lli, Sambepalli and Lakki-reddypalle mandals people depend on Rayachoti General Hospital.
There are 4.5 lakhs people who rely on Rayachoti Hospital. Jammalamadugu General Hospital is the prime medical aid centre for Kondapuram, Muddanur and Mylavaram mandals catering to about 4 lakhs population. These hospitals were established decades back and could take care of the population of that period. But now the government noticed the problems in these areas and has received the proposed to uplift these hospitals. The proposals have been sent to the government for verification....