Centre puts additional burden of Rs 1020 crore on AP

Centre puts additional burden of Rs 1020 crore on AP

Recently the union government has planned to set up one medical college in each district across states all over the country. For this the centre has asked states to send proposals and so Andhra Pradesh Director of Medical Education (DEM) had sent proposal as per the directions of CM YS Jagan. In a setback the centre has overlooked AP's proposal.

The prime reason for this is, AP has thirteen districts and all the districts have either government or private or both medical colleges. Freshly the state government has planned to set up three medical colleges in Vizianagaram, Paderu and Eluru. For each medical college, the funds required is Rs 340 crore and with the centre declining to allot any medical college, this puts an additional burden on state's exchequer. Hoping that the centre would sanction funds, CM YS Jagan recently laid foundation stone for one of the medical colleges.

In fact the centre gave a free advise that the state government can go ahead with setting up new medical colleges on its own without assistance from it. In their proposals, the state mentioned that AP has thirteen districts but the population is 40 Lakh in each and so the centre should consider allotting medical college on this ground. Reply on this awaiting.

Apart from this the YSRCP government wants four more medical colleges. Very recently the government has approved medical colleges at Pulivendula, Machlipatnam, Gurajala and Markapuram. But now this looks difficult as for the above mention three medical college, the state needs budget and with four more colleges, the total funds required is Rs 2450 crore. Currently, the state government is not in a position to gather such huge money.