Visakhapatnam: New buildings will be constructed at Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) at a cost of Rs 250 crore, said principal secretary for government, health, welfare and family welfare MT Krishna Babu.

Inaugurating a blood bank at VIMS with district collector A Mallikarjuna here on Monday, he said that it has been trained here at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore.

Krishna Babu said that the YSRCP government is developing government hospitals on a par with affiliated hospitals, providing medical equipment and other facilities in all hospitals across the state.

A health education research group will be established soon and appropriate funds will be given for the development of public hospitals, he said.

Also, the chief secretary said that hundreds of rupees have been given to hospitals as part of the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ scheme. As part of the project, works have been undertaken for the development of King George Hospital at a cost of Rs 600 crore.

Similarly, VIMS Hospital and SVIMS in Tirupati will be constructed in all directions, added Krishna Babu. He said that most of the surgeries are being done at VIMS since last one year and all kinds of surgeries are being done free of charge under the Aarogyasri scheme.

Krishna Babu inspected the various departments of VIMS during the program along with part collection. Director of VIMS Dr K Rambabu, KGH superintendent P Mythili, RMO Dr Hari Krishna.

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