Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu laid foundation stone for the Kings College Hospital (KCH) being set up by Indo-UK Foundation in Amaravati on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, the TDP supremo said that he aspires to make the state a Medical hub and that the new capital of Amaravati is going to be the “Medical Tourism Hub” in near future.
Chief Minister announced that yet another 20 medical colleges will be coming to the state soon. Kings is one of the world’s most famous hospitals. India and United Kingdom had government-to-government agreement for developing of 11 Indo-UK Institutes of Health (IUIH) in India by Indo-UK Healthcare Private Limited. Estimated at 1000crore rupees, the IUIH proposed to set up the first KCH in Amaravati. It will likely create 10000 job opportunities.
The project will roll off in two phases. The first phase will have 1000 bed kings College hospital, nursing school, paramedic training school, NHS oncology unit with rehabilitation centre and IUIH supply chain centres spread across 50acres. The construction works will commence in 2018 and will become full operational in 2019.
The second phase will have King’s College London Medical College, Zimmer Biomet PG Medical Centre, IBM Asia data analytics centre, implant manufacturing industry NHS stem cells-translational research and medical centre, five-star and 3-star hotels and 1000-bed King’s College Hospital spread across 100 acres. The entire activity will span across five to six years.
Chandrababu also said that necessary steps will be taken to ensure that all the best medical services are available in Navyandhra, such that people across the world will come to Amaravati for treatment of medical ailments. He added that there are huge investments are coming into the state and would make Amaravati the best destination for investments.