Andhra Medical College here and Kurnool Medical College will soon be upgraded as referred eye hospitals in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The news has been confirmed by Telangana, Director of Medical Education T. Venugopala Rao recently.
This development is on similar lines like Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital in Hyderabad, Telangana.
During a recent visit to AMC, Dr. Venugopala Rao implied that the government’s plan to start Vision Centres in teaching hospitals with an objective to screen and treat eye diseases with the support of Aravind Eye Hospital and LV Prasad Eye Institute.
In addition, the teaching faculty and staff are expected to be present during the working hours between 9 am and 4 pm always, and make continuous efforts to improve the academic standards of the college. The Principal S.V. Kumar, Superintendent of King George Hospital M. Madhusudhana Babu, and HoDs were also present during the interaction with Dr Rao.
Commenting on the functioning of the hospitals, Dr Rao implied that monthly clinical audit meetings will be conducted soon for the purpose of improving the quality of patient care in the hospitals in the state.
As quoted by the Hindu, a State Blood Cell as per the National AIDS Control Organisation norms was being set up to monitor all the blood banks in the State, Dr. Venugopala Rao said.
Project Director for the cell had been appointed. All blood banks in the State would be linked through eBlood Bank, he added.