18.12.2018 Daily APPSC (Andhra Pradesh) Current Affairs

ANDHRA PRADESH

 

  • Healthcare gets a boost in State

 

  • India imports over 70 % of medical devices, including high-end equipment such as CT scan, MRI, Cath lab and Linear Accelerator (LINAC), used in the treatment of cancer.

 

  • This will soon become a thing of the past with Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu inaugurating the first phase of the AP Medtech Zone (AMTZ), at Peda Gantyada

 

  • India’s import bill on medical devices is of the order of ₹30,000 crore a year. The indigenous production will help in cutting down the import bill by 50% and making healthcare available to the poor at about half the cost.

 

The AMTZ will rollout the above-mentioned high-end equipment, to be manufactured

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