ART Centre at NRI Medical College and General Hospital

Anti-Retroviral Therapy Centre under Public Private Partnership Model was inaugurated on Saturday, 23rd October 2010. The ART centre is setup with the collaboration of National AIDS Control Organization, New Delhi and AP State AIDS Control Society, Hyderabad.This is the first instance where an ART centre was setup in a private medical college in Andhra Pradesh.The centre was inaugurated by Dr.R.V.Chandravadan, IAS, Project Director, AP State AIDS Control Society, Hyderabad, in the presence of Dr.Narasaraju Mantena, Secretary, NRI Academy of Sciences, Dr.Sumathi Mukkamala, Director, NRIAS and Dean, Dr.K.Anji Reddy, Principal, Dr.N.V.S.Chowdary, Medical Superintendent, Dr.K.Butchi Babu and other Faculty members of NRI Medical College and General Hospital.

Dr.Chandravadan in his inaugural  address and also in the Press Meet said that NRI Medical College and General Hospital was chosen for establishing ART Centre under PPP Model, because of its reputation and also due to the best specialty services rendered by Doctors of NRIGH. Initially 500 - 1000 PLHAs living in and around Mangalagiri Rural, Mangalagiri Urban, Tadepalli and Chinnakakani etc., will be transferred to ART Centre at NRI General Hospital, Chinnakakani.

Dr.Anji Reddy, Dean of NRI Medical College and General Hospital thanked APSACS & NACO  for selecting NRI General Hospital for establishing ART Centre, first of its kind among the private medical colleges in AP. He further said this was possible because of the attitude towards HIV positive people by the management of NRIAS which is non-discriminatory since beginning of the Medical College and General Hospital. He also complimented the staff of NRIMC and GH for taking care of HIV positive people who are coming to the NRI General Hospital for various services.

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