VISAKHAPATNAM:Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has called upon the doctors and health institutions to cooperate with the state government in its efforts to develop Andhra Pradesh as a medical hub.
Inaugurating the 16th Society for Gastro Intestinal Endoscopy Conference in the city Friday, the chief minister said that his government has given top priority to the development of medical and health sector.
We have expert doctors in various disciplines, nurses rich in experience and skilled technicians in the state. The doctors in Andhra Pradesh are rendering an excellent service across the globe, including developed countries like US, Australia and Europe. About 40 per cent of the doctors in America are Indians and 25 per cent of them are from Andhra, the chief minister pointed out.
Talking about the availability of experts in gastroenterology, Chandrababu Naidu said that of the 12 gastroenterologists who received global awards, two were Andhrites.
This shows that Andhra has been playing a vital role in providing human resources for medical sector. Considering the facts and statistics, the government has decided to promote medical tourism in the state.