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Andhra Pradesh to set up 'Pharma City'

After establishing a ‘Cyber City’ in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has set into motion a plan to set up a ‘Pharma City’ in the port town of Vishakhapatnam. By providing world-class infrastructure in the ‘Pharma City’, the state government hopes to attract global pharmaceutical companies to the city for outsourcing about 400 drugs in the post-patent regime by 2005. The...

Northeast Governments Warn Against Andhra Fish

The Indian State Governments of Assam and Tripura have warned people against eating fish// brought in from the Southern state of Andhra Pradesh, saying the long time taken in transit rendered the fish stale and rotten posing serious health hazards. ....The warning follows a report by the Central Health Research Institute that fish packed with rice husks gets contaminated during the eight to 10...

"Defeat AIDS Pledge" by Andhra CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Saturday administered a "defeat AIDS pledge"// to people in a major effort to create awareness on HIV/AIDS,. ..India has 5.13 million people infected with HIV/AIDS. Andhra Pradesh has the highest prevalence of HIV cases in the country with more than 400,000 affected people. According to the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), the HIV pre...

New Bioinformatics Centre to open in Andhra

President A.P.J Abdul Kalam will Friday inaugurate the world's first state-of-the-art centre of excellence// in medical bioinformatics here. ..Jointly established and managed by the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) and Sun Microsystems Inc, the centre will carry out advanced research in bioinformatics. ....It will develop genetic data and focus on drug discovery and gene the...

Poor Andhra Women Enable Bypass Surgery Paying 50 Paise Each

Tens of thousands of poor Andhra women have financed the bypass surgery of a fisherwoman costing Rs 60,000 by contributing 50 paise each.// ....Thanks to their efforts, B. Hemavati, 35, wife of a fisherman and a mother of two, will undergo a life saving operation at the Tirupati-based Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) very soon... ..Hemavati, a farm worker in West Godavari dis...

Hush…..A Deadly Killer on the Prowl in Rural Andhra Pradesh

If this bit of news sent you into an instant cardio-vascular work out, with racing beats, rural Andhra’s sons of the soil and the rest, who probably don’t engage// in heart healthy practices, are fast becoming a symbol of unenviable heart ill health. This region portraying a high incidence of cardiovascular disease has raised the concern amongst International Health bodies. ....A major health in...

Doctors Strike In Andhra Enters The Second Day

Government medical services in Andhra Pradesh came to a standstill with junior doctors and postgraduate students indefinite// strike enters the second day. ....Patients had a harrowing time as junior doctors boycotted emergency services. Patients seeking immediate medical assistance had to approach private healthcare centres. ....Chaos prevailed at the Osmania General Hospital and the Gandhi Hos...

Heart Related Problems-The Largest Killers In Andhra Pradesh

The myth that the cardiovascular diseases are a result of urban lifestyle was broken, by a three-year-old study in the rural Andhra Pradesh.// The study found that these diseases were among the largest and most silent of killers. ....The study led by the Byrraju Foundation, an NGO, along with by four other leading institutes, The Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), the CARE Foundation in I...

BPL Families To Receive Health Insurance: Andhra CM

The Andhra Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy announced the launch of the new health insurance plan that would benefit the common man//. The insurance, which has a highly subsidized premium rates is believed to attract farmers, agricultural labourers and artisans. The Chief Minister would launch it on the 19th of April. ..It is believed to provide insurance coverage to a minimum of 10 lakh an...

Andhra Junior Doctors Call Off Strike Partially; To Attend Emergency cases

The striking junior doctors in Andhra Pradesh have decided to partially call off their 10-day strike and attend to emergency cases on Saturday. //Earlier in the day, about 4,000 junior doctors staged a dharna in front of the Raj Bhavan and blocked the road in front of the governor's residence. ..The junior doctors from nine hospitals across Andhra Pradesh are on strike since the past 10 days....

Administration of Fish Drug for Asthma Patients Begins in Andhra

The administration of the wonder fish medicine for asthma patients began here Thursday amid a raging controversy over its efficacy //. ....Hundreds of people were seen standing in queues for their turn to take fish medicine, renamed as fish 'prasadam' or holy offering by Bathini Goud family to avoid any controversy. ....The administration of the medicine, touted as a wonder cure for asthma, beg...

Doctors at Andhra hospital strike work

Doctors at the government-run King George Hospital in this Andhra Pradesh coastal city Monday struck work to protest their colleagues being attacked by relatives of a patient.// ....Medical services at the biggest hospital in the coastal region came to a standstill as doctors and other medical staff struck work to demand the arrest of those involved in the attack and proper protection to employe...

First confirmed Dengue death in Andhra Pradesh

The health officials reported on Sunday the first death caused by dengue fever in Andhra Pradesh. Several other cases are being reported// from different parts of the state. ..Venkateswara Rao, director (medical and health) confirmed the death of the person from Puttaparthi in Anantapur district. Two cases in Hyderabad, one in Khammam and one in Srikakulam districts are confirmed dengue cases....

Trauma Centres on NH-5 in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa

Under the scheme 'Assistance for capacity Building', Ministry of Health and Family Welfare provides financial assistance upto a maximum //of Rs. 1.50 crores or actual, whichever is less, for upgradation and strengthening of emergency facilities of State Hospitals of towns/cities located on National Highways. Meetings are regularly conducted with NHAI, Department of Road Transport and Highways and...

Dr. Reddy's To Invest $100 Mn In Andhra

Indian pharma major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (DRL) is all set to invest nearly Rs. 4.5 billion ($100 million) as part of their expansion drive in Andhra Pradesh, the company's home state. // ....'As part of our plan, $100 million will be invested within the next 18 months for increasing our capacity in the field of formulations, Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients (API) and Custom Pharmaceutical B...

Andhra Wants Withdrawal of Warning Signal from ‘Beedi’ Packes

Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly Monday unanimously passed a resolution urging the central government to withdraw an order that makes it mandatory// for 50 percent of the 'beedi' packet wrapper to be covered with a statutory warning signal. ....On the first day of the winter session, the house passed the resolution appealing to the centre to withdraw the order as it could affect livelih...

Andhra Legislators To Undergo HIV Tests

Setting an example, all members of the Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly will undergo tests to screen for AIDS.// ....Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Speaker K. R. Suresh Reddy, Health Minister K. Rosaiah and leaders of various political parties Monday underwent HIV tests at a medical camp held for legislators in the assembly premises. .. ..The chief minister said all 295 members of st...

Welders Assist Surgeons in Andhra Pradesh

A rare surgery was performed on the victim of a freak accident at a government hospital in Kurnool in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.// Welders and a motley crew of technicians assisted the medical team in the operation. ..While trying to cross the road in the Kurnool town, Abdul Sukur, a retired bank official, fell upon the road divider. One of the sharp-edged iron ro...

Singapore to Import Eggs, Fish from Andhra Pradesh

The government of Singapore has agreed to import eggs, fish, fruits, vegetables and other food requirements from Andhra Pradesh. ...Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who is currently visiting Singapore, Saturday had detailed a discussion in this regard with Chuasin Bin, CEO of agri food veterinary authority, government of Singapore. ...According to a release from the chief minister's offi...

Leading Hospital in Andhra Plans Expansion

Care Hospitals, a leading healthcare provider in Andhra Pradesh, Thursday announced that it would invest Rs.2 billion during the next one year to set up new state-of-the-art hospitals in six states. ......The healthcare brand, which has just completed 10 years, plans to open new hospitals in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Orissa and Kerala. ......The expansion plans were a...
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