VISAKHAPATNAM: In a bid to provide better facilities to students of Andhra Medical College (AMC), the oldest in the state, the renovation works of the college that began a few weeks ago were completed.
The college name board in English and Telugu was put up on the main building and a new gate at the entrance was opened on Monday.
The huge revamped anatomy dissection hall of the Anatomy department was inaugurated by the vice-chancellor of NTR University of Health Sciences, T Ravi Raju.
The new hall features LED lights, fans, marble tables for dissection and new flooring. A new borewell in the Physiology department was sunk and the age old statue of Mercury (Roman God) on the college premises was renovated and unveiled on Monday.
College principal T Radha said, “Alumni of the college had come forward to donate funds to refurbish the college premises. Out of the 150 students from the 1975 batch, as many as 60 contributed Rs 12 lakh. Within six weeks, the renovation works were completed.”
Dr Digumarthi Raghunadha Rao, the director of Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Visakhapatnam, who bagged the BC Roy Award recently, was felicitated by the college authorities.
KGH superintendent G Arjuna, AMC vice-principal Padmavathi, Anatomy HoD Asha Latha along with the team of 10 students of the 1975 batch were amongst the others present during the inauguration.