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  • Century Academic Block, new girls hostel planned for AMC Posted On - April 09, 2017

    Century Academic Block, new girls hostel planned for AMC
  • ఏఎంసి కి కొత్త హంగులు Posted On - April 09, 2017

    ఏఎంసి కి కొత్త హంగులు
  • VISAKHAPATNAM: More than a century-old King George Hospital Posted On - January 19, 2017

    VISAKHAPATNAM: More than a century-old King George Hospital
  • A student of Andhra Medical College G. Siva Nageswara Rao Posted On - January 19, 2017

    A student of Andhra Medical College G. Siva Nageswara Rao
  • VISAKHAPATNAM: The Department of Orthopedics of King Geo Posted On - January 19, 2017

    VISAKHAPATNAM: The Department of Orthopedics of King Geo
  • Both KGH and Victoria Hospital need improvement’. The Minister Posted On - January 19, 2017

    Both KGH and Victoria Hospital need improvement’. The Minister
  • VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Medical College and its alumni association Posted On - January 19, 2017

    VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Medical College and its alumni association
  • King George Hospital will be upgraded into a super special Posted On - January 19, 2017

    King George Hospital will be upgraded into a super special
  • Priority to health care to the poor: Minister Posted On - July 14, 2014

    Both KGH and Victoria Hospital need improvement’. The Minister said he visited the 191-year-old KGH and Victoria Hospital on Wednesday evening and both were ‘sick’ and needed to be improved. Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas has said the priority of the government will be to ensure health care to the poor. In an interaction with the media at the BJP office here, Mr. Srinivas said in reply to a question, that a view on collecting user charges that would allow authorities to take up small repairs at hospitals would be taken later. Earlier, addressing the party cadre, he said the Cabinet would consider options on whether to make the much-delayed Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) functional in phases by allotting Rs.40 crore to Rs.50 crore now or whether to convert into AIMS with the money spent being reimbursed by the Union government. The Minister said he visited the 191-year-old KGH and Victoria Hospital on Wednesday evening and both were ‘sick’ and needed to be improved. He said the priority of BJP Ministers would be to serve people without giving scope for any corruption. Stating that BJP getting the endowments portfolio would help in safeguarding the Hindu dharma, he said BJP workers would be accommodated in the temple trust boards. With the party in power for the first time in Andhra Pradesh, though in coalition with TDP, Mr. Srinivas was the first minister to set foot in the party office, party city president P.V. Narayana Rao said. Though Endowments Minister P. Manikyala Rao was also scheduled to visit the party office, he had to accompany the Chief Minister to the Simhachalam temple. Senior party leader P.V. Chalapathi Rao recalled Dr. Srinivas’ association with the Janata Party in 1977. Bandaru Ranga Mohana Rao said VIMS, Railway Zone that remained on paper for a long would be a reality now. Party leaders Ch. Ramakotaiah, J. Pridhviraj and Ch. Mahalakshmi were among those present.
  • AMC’s development to get a boost Posted On - June 09, 2014

    VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Medical College and its alumni association will be put on fast track mode of development if the proceedings at the inaugural function of the AMC Alumni Global Meet 2008 on Saturday are any indication. While quite a few former students of AMC have donated some lakhs of rupees while the AMC Alumni of North America (AMCANA) has come out with similar contribution, including 20,000 dollars for the present two-day mega event. The founder Vice-Chancellor of NTR University of Health Sciences L. Suryanarayana who was also alumni of AMC promised Rs.10 lakhs to the alma mater. Incidentally he was also born in the same year when AMC was established, the year 1923. Speaking as the chief guest, Prof. Suryanarayana recalled how the Visakhapatnam medical school was formed at a strategic location between the then Calcutta and Madras on the east coast when the Raja of Panagal was Health Minister in the Composite Madras State. He turned nostalgic talking about his stint at AMC from 1940. During those days the student admissions were done in Madras Medical College which was cumbersome and then there was the freedom movement headed by Mahatma Gandhi when the college management under foreigners unleashed terror. “Quite a few of AMC students were arrested as it was thought to be a trouble spot. Then there were the war clouds hovering over Vizag which saw quite a few teachers and students migrating,” he said. Representative of AMCANA Sonti Sriram said they believed more in education, knowledge and wisdom rather than buildings. They would strive to provide electronic access to education by starting electronic learning centres in men’s and women’s hostels of AMC, he announced. President-elect of AMCANA Raja Gopal Nandyal said they were privileged and lucky to be AMC alumni. They were donating liberally to AMC and AMC Old Students’ Association (AMCOSA). Welcoming the gathering, AMCOSA president KVGK Tilak said AMC was the oldest in the State but the alumni association was started rather late. It required two stalwarts P. Brahmaiah Sastry and C. Vyaghreswarudu to establish AMCOSA in 1967. The global meet was possible thanks to the efforts of many people, he said and particularly mentioned the names of S.V. Adinarayana Rao and secretary M.S. Raju. Dr. Raju said alumni came from far off places like the USA, the UK, Canada, Norway and Bahamas. He appealed to the members to start AMCOSA chapters at other places. “Our efforts are just the beginning. The younger generation should plan a mega event in the year 2023 when AMC centenary is due,” he stated. Among others on the dais were Additional Solicitor General of the Central Government from Mumbai, Rajendra Raghuvamsi Singhji, State Coordinator of Sri Ravishankar Art of Living Foundation – R. Ravi Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences-Vijayawada A.V. Krishnam Raju, Director of Medical Education T. Ravi Raju, AMC Principal G. Bhagya Rao, and KGH Superintendent MVRJ Somayajulu. A souvenir was released on the occasion.
  • AMCANA donates Rs. 1 crore worth equipment to KGH Posted On - June 09, 2014

    VISAKHAPATNAM: The Department of Orthopaedics of King George Hospital on Saturday received Rs. 1 crore worth equipment that could be used in many trauma surgeries and helpful for postgraduate education. The equipment was donated by chairman of Bronx Lebanon Hospital (New York) Ira Kirschenbaum, through the Andhra Medical College Alumni of North America (AMCANA). A representative of AMCANA and a gastroenterologist Sitaramayya Nagula handed over the equipment to Superintendent of KGH G. Shanta Rao. HoD of Orthopaedics B. Udaya Kumar while thanking AMCANA and the donor said KGH was the first Government hospital in the country to have such sophisticated equipment. All fractures could be treated with the equipment a part of which was disposable. “Poor patients in particular would benefit a lot since some of the implants would cost Rs. 30,000,” he said. Every year AMCANA is donating equipment, books, etc. to the KGH and the Andhra Medical College and this year it arranged donation of this equipment. Dr. Sitaramayya also donated 10 stainless steel saline stands, two high-end stretchers, two suction pumps, etc. to the emergency ward of the hospital to provide better emergency service to the patients. AMCANA would concentrate on paediatric and causality ward immediately and take care of other departments in future, he said. Auto-analysers would be donated to the biochemistry department and the hospital soon. He suggested to the alumni of AMC in India also to raise funds on their own. Advanced radiological services would be provided soon in the hospital at a cost of Rs. 10 crores, Dr. Shanta Rao said. A building was coming up on the old mortuary site in which an advanced MRI scan, a CT scan, a colour Doppler machine and a mammography machine would be installed. The facility would be ready in five months. AMCANA provided an ultra-sonography equipment at the casualty and poly-trauma unit followed by a state of the art CT scan. A modern X-ray machine would be made ready within two weeks. A mini diagnostic lab would start functioning in the casualty ward within a month to avoid the trouble of patients and their attendants going out of hospital for tests during night time, he said. KGH had submitted a plan to the government to construct a Rs. 7 crore multi-storied building on the site of old ENT department in which additional beds needed for orthopaedics, paediatrics and other departments, along with a comprehensive intensive care unit, modern operation theatres, rooms for VVIPs, corporate sector and other facilities could be provided. Senior gastroenterologist and liaison between AMC, KGH and AMCANA E. Pedaveerraju thanked Dr. Sitaramayya, Indian doctors working at the New York hospital Sridhar Cherumuri, Rammohan Rao Kairam, Diwakar Reddy, Rajagopal Nandyal and others for sending the Rs. 1 crore equipment to KGH. Senior orthopaedic surgeon S.V. Adinarayana Rao informed that the AMC Old Students Association was donating Rs. 20 lakhs every year to the college and KGH. He wanted the alumni to extend help to the pre-clinical departments and also help in reviving the Maj. Ebden memorial cricket tournament. Vice-Principals K. Venkateswarlu and Kalpana Subrahmanyam also spoke. Senior ophthalmologist A.V.N. Chetty recalled the help extended by Dr. Sitaramayya to the Vebart Trust.
  • KGH to be upgraded with Rs. 50 crore Posted On - June 09, 2014

    King George Hospital will be upgraded into a super speciality hospital at an estimated cost of Rs. 50 crore to be contributed by various Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the next five years. Announcing this at a media conference here on Tuesday, MP T. Subbarami Reddy said Visakhapatnam Port Trust had agreed to give Rs. 25 crore, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Rs.15 crore, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Rs. 5 crore and NTPC agreed to release Rs. 5 crore in a phased manner. He said a multi-storeyed, multi-speciality building would be constructed in the hospital premises. He said that the construction would begin in April this year after approval of the plans. He said he had already given Rs.2.5 crore for construction of a shelter for the attendants of patients. The construction of the retaining wall was completed and construction of the shelter would be completed by July this year. He said he had already given Rs. 41 lakh from his MPLADS funds for provision of 10 incubators for the neonatal ward, ambulance with life supporting systems, a van for outreach camps, and modernisation of the gynaecology ward. Dr. Reddy, who is also Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests, recalled his plan to plant 40 lakh saplings to mitigate pollution in the city. A meeting was held with the representatives of PSUs and the PCB on Tuesday. The target was to plant eight lakh saplings during 2012, he said. Keywords: King George Hospital, CSR
  • AMC student bags gold medal Posted On - June 09, 2014

    A student of Andhra Medical College G. Siva Nageswara Rao received gold medal instituted by students of the 1979 batch in recognition of his paper having been published in the reputed Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology. Principal of AMC G. Shanta Rao presented the award at a function organised by the AMC Research Forum at the college on Tuesday to mark the National Science Day celebrations. This was the first time in the history of the AMC that a paper prepared by one of its students had been published in a national journal. The paper, which showed how a simple bedside blood test on a slide could help show the degree of red cells agglutination, was prepared by faculty members of pathology A. Bhagya Lakshmi and Uma Prasad and Ch. Venkatachalam of Cardiology Department and Mr. Siva Nageswara Rao. The 1979 AMCinas silver jubilee medals were also presented. Faculty members K.P.S. Adinarayana, M. Bharathi, and K. Satyasri received the medals for their papers on bioinformatics, fungal pathogens in HIV-AIDS, and an unusual case of congenital Ewing's sarcoma respectively. Certificates of appreciation were presented to a faculty member A. Usha Rani and two medical students – Sagar and Sarada, who presented their studies on neonatal sepsis and HIV-AIDS respectively. Dr. Shanta Rao urged the faculty and students to pursue quality study protocols and publish more papers. AMCRF chairperson Jyothi Padmaja and a student of 1979 batch M. Parvathi spoke. It is in recognition of his paper published in Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
  • Vizag KGH to get facelift Posted On - June 09, 2014

    VISAKHAPATNAM: More than a century-old King George Hospital (KGH) will get the much-needed facelift with a multi-storied building coming up to cater to the health needs of lakhs of patients from north coastal Andhra and neighboring Orissa. The proposed five-storied building and ultra modern equipment in one lakh sft area will also house a separate oncology block for cancer patients. The building will be constructed at a cost of Rs 50 crore. Chairman of the parliamentary standing committee T Subbarami Reddy said the works would commence in April . About 1,500-2,000 patients from north coastal districts and Orissa visit KGH every day, while another 2,000 in-patients avail themselves of treatment. The Rajya Sabha MP gave Rs 2.5 crore from MPLADS funds to construct a dormitory to shelter more than 200 people.
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