Andhra Pradesh to recruit nearly 10,000 healthcare workers

Andhra Pradesh to recruit nearly 10,000 healthcare workers

Andhra Pradesh is all set to recruit nearly 10,000 healthcare workers in the state to tackle the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state.

During the cabinet meeting cleared, Andhra Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy floated the proposal and now the state will appoint 9,712 healthcare personnel in the Medical and Health Department including doctors, nurses, technicians, and other posts.

’’Of the total 9,712 posts, 5,701 are newly-formed posts by the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government, and 4,011 are vacancies in the department. ’’ said minister Andhra minister Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani).

State Government has also extended another pilot project, under which medical expenses exceeding Rs 1,000 will come under the ambit of the Aarogyasri scheme.

In addition to this, the total number of medical ailments included under the scheme was also increased from the existing 1,059 to 2,200, including special cancer care services.

Now, the scheme will be made available in the six districts — Kadapa, Kurnool, Prakasam, Guntur, Vizianagaram, and Visakhapatnam — for those people whose treatment amount crosses Rs 1,000.

The government has also cleared the process for delimitation of districts on the lines of Parliament constituencies and a Committee was set up to study and finalize the number of smaller districts.

’’The committee will submit its report at the earliest on delimiting the existing 13 districts to 25 or more as the case may be, with minimal expenditure’’ said minister Nani.

A veterinary polytechnic college will also come up at Kommamarri of Kurnool district While a similar facility will be taken up at Anantapur later.