The authorities normal hospital is ready to deal with solely 300 patients whereas greater than 10,000 COVID-19 patients await therapy.
Poor medical infrastructure in the absence of authorities medical school is inflicting untold miseries to COVID-19 patients in Vizinagaram and different components of the district.
Successive governments ignored the institution of a medical school in the district, which was shaped on June 1, 1979. The 4 many years of negligence has now become a bane for patients who’re compelled to go to hospitals in close by Visakhapatnam district.
The current authorities normal hospital is ready to accommodate solely 300 COVID-19 patients when greater than 10,000 individuals have examined constructive for the an infection and await therapy.
BJP senior chief Pakalapati Sanyasi Raju mentioned that the celebration been demanding the institution of a authorities mediacal school for the final 20 years. “Improvement of medical infrastructure should be the top priority for the State government. Hardly 500 crore rupees would be sufficient for its establishment. The Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy administration should speed up the process since Narendra Modi government has also relaxed norms for establishment of new medical colleges in backward regions,” he mentioned.
Loksatta Party State Executive President Bhisetti Babji mentioned that the State authorities assured the institution of the medical school however failed to establish appropriate location in the final one 12 months. “At least 1,000 beds would have been available for COVID patients if the medical college was established in 2020 itself. Mere statements and sanction of funds on paper would not benefit the district. The State government should show its commitment by taking steps on war footing to construct the new college,” he mentioned.
Former MP of Parvatipuram Dr. D.V.G. Sankara Rao, a physician by career, mentioned that enchancment of medical infrastructure at a par with Visakhapatnam district would guarantee therapy to patients in Vizianagaram district itself. “Apart from providing treatment to the patients, senior doctors and professors can concentrate on research. They can exchange their views and take up case studies in situations like COVID-19,” mentioned Dr. Rao.
Currently, Vizianagaram has just one non-public medical school — Maharaja Institute of Medical Science at Nellimarla.
Minister for Municipal Administration Botcha Satyanarayana and different public representatives inspected numerous websites adjoining to the Government General Hospital, police grounds and Leprosy hospital. However, the location has not but been finalised due to a number of causes. The officers are anticipated to focus on website choice after the pandemic is introduced below management.