Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday held a review meeting over the pace of construction of buildings to accommodate the newly sanctioned medical colleges with senior officials. He directed the officials to expedite the setting up of medical colleges in the state.
The AP Chief Minister instructed the officials to hold talks with all district collectors to acquire lands for college buildings and make sure there was no paucity of funds.
They said that tenders have been awarded for the works of medical colleges at Paderu, Pulivendula, Piduguralla and Machilipatnam so far, and stated that for the remaining 12 colleges, tenders would be called before May 21.
CM YS Jagan also reviewed the implementation of YSR Kanti Velugu scheme. He asked to provide free glasses to the aged persons and also arrange surgeries for the needy.
The officials told the CM that they had conducted eye tests on 66,17,613 schoolchildren and operations were performed on as many as 293 children to correct their vision. They said that 3,90,479 aged persons were provided with glasses-free of cost out of 8,09,262 people who got tested under the third phase of the scheme. They added that 41,193 persons underwent surgeries across the state.