Kurnool General Hospital To Get Rs 350 Cr Assistance From JICA

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The Kurnool General Hospital is set to see a rise in the infrastructure development. The hospital is likely to get Rs.350 crore assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at the behest of the State government. This was confirmed by the Hospital Superintendent J. Veeraswamy on Wednesday.

As part of the plan, all the vital departments would get funds for infrastructure development to transform it into a superspeciality hospital, Dr. Veeraswamy told while speaking to a leading newspaper daily.

A cancer therapy hospital was proposed with an outlay of Rs.120 crore for providing comprehensive treatment to nearly 50 chronic cancer patients and about a dozen who contracted the disease of late.

A team of experts had inspected the hospital land and the cancer hospital was expected to materialise in about a year, he said. The Cardiology and Cardiothoracic departments have been equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities. Despite shortage of technicians and staff, the cardiothoracic surgeons performed nearly 28 complicated surgeries and the requisite staff were expected to be posted soon, he said.

Source – AP CMO

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