Vijayawada: The foundation stone for the construction of the Rs. 600 crore Amaravati American Institute of Medical Sciences (AAIMS) in Ibrahimpatnam mandal of Krishna district was laid by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday.
Speaking about this 20-acre health facility Mr. Naidu said,“The hospital will be built in three phases. In the first phase, a 300-bed facility will be built by the first quarter of 2019.”
“Amaravati region itself will have 13 medical colleges, of which two are of State government and one will be a Central institution — AIIMS. I am glad that people are coming to Andhra Pradesh and taking part in developing a world class capital. Our aim is to make Amaravati a world class destination where even people from America can come for getting health services. I want to make Amravati a green field capital with all kinds of amenities for the public,” the Chief Minister said.
According to the Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh would be redefining access to healthcare by making healthcare available at affordable price and boosting medical tourism
Dr Navaneeta Krishna Gorrepati, Chairman, AAIMS, and an NRI doctor and said, “AP is left with minimum infrastructure and healthcare services after the bifurcation. In order to be part of the development of Amaravati region, I and a few other NRIs from this region came back here to serve the public with best healthcare facilities.
The hospital will be built in three phases. In the first phase, a 300-bed facility will be built by the first quarter of 2019 along with five out-patient (OP) centers in Vijayawada and Guntur, where patients would be referred to the main hospital. In the second phase, another facility with 400 beds will be built and in the third phase, a multi-specialty hospital with 500 beds will be built.”
Founders of the AAIMS, Dr Chandrasekhar Mokkapati, Mallikarjuna Chalasani and ministers- Kamineni Srinivas, Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, Bhuma Akhila Priya and Vijayawada MP Kesineni Srinivas were present on the occasion reports TNIE.