Give priority to medical colleges: Jagan

Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has asked officials to make establishing state-proposed medical schools and speeding up the work a top priority.

Jagan Mohan Reddy, who on Monday reviewed work under the Nadu Nedu program, said work should begin for the proposed colleges where the judicial preview and tendering process is complete.

Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy asked the district collectors to ensure there was no delay in sanctioning funds for the acquisition of land for the medical schools proposed in East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna and Kurnool districts.

Officials told the prime minister that tenders for the medical colleges to be established in places like Paderu, Pulivendula, Piduguralla and Machilipatnam have been issued and the process for the remaining 12 medical colleges will begin by May 21.

YSR Kanti Velugu

The prime minister was informed by officials that 66.17 lakh school children were tested for eye problems and operations were performed on 293 students as part of the YSR Kanti Velugu program.

Officials said 60,393 schools were affected by the program and glasses were given free to 1.58 lakh children.

Deputy Prime Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas, General Secretary Aditya Nath Das, DGP D. Gautam Sawang, Special Representative of the COVID Control Room KS Jawahar Reddy, Main Secretary (Health) Anil Kumar Singhal, Main Secretary (Transport) MT Krishna Babu, Commissioner (Family) Welfare) K Bhasker and A. Mallikarjun, CEO of Aarogyasri, attended the review.

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