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CM, Union Minister lay foundation stone for IUIH Medicity

Vijayawada, Aug 16 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Union Minister for State for Health Anupriya Patel laid foundation stone by unveiling plaque for the construction of Indo UK Institute of Health (IUIH) Medicity here today.
The Rs 1,000 crore IUIH is to be constructed in new capital city Amaravathi.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the world renowned firms were coming to Amaravati to establish their units. Amaravati would emerge as a "medical tourist hub", he said and added that best medical practices in Europe would also come to Amaravathi.
Mr Naidu said he had allocated 150 acres of land to the IUIH, which is establishing a super specialty hospital, medical college and nursing colleges and research centre at a cost of Rs.1000 crore. He said that he had asked the IUIH to make Amaravati their headquarters to run 10 other IUIH hospitals, being established in various cities in the country.
Mr.Naidu informed that as many as 20 renowned medical colleges are coming up in Amaravati in the coming years and added that he is making all efforts to make Amaravati as "health hub" also.
Mr Naidu emphasized the need of educated people coming into active politics.
Ms Anupriya Patel underlined the need for a strong health system to mitigate the health crisis. She said that National Health Policy was formulated to provide best health system and lauded Mr Naidu for his commitment for the construction of Amaravati.
United Kingdom MP Andrew Mitchell said that India has emerged as greater poverty eliminator in the world and creator of economy. Ministers K Srinivas, P Pulla Rao, P Narayana, MP K Srinivas were among a host of officials who were present.
It may be mentioned here that King’s College Hospital along with Indo-UK Institute of Health (KCH-IUIH) is the partner for the development which is being established in Amaravati at a cost of Rs.1,000 crore which would generate 10,000 jobs. The project consists of a 1000 bed King’s college Hospital, 200 student nursing school, 200 student paramedic training school and research centres.
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