MedTech Zone signs 25 MoUs worth Rs 5,090 crPublish Date : Feb 26, 2018
TNN | Feb 26, 2018, 02:14 IST
At the summit, a total of 25 MoUs worth Rs 5,090 crore with an employment opportunity of 4,750 jobs pertaining to the health sector were signed.
Addressing the session, state health secretary Poonam Malakondaiah said Andhra Pradesh would soon come up with an e-health record digital locker for all citizens and expressed confidence that AP’s Ayushman Bhav health insurance programme would be replicated by all other states in the future.
Thrust was placed on manufacturing diagnostic devices and radiology equipment. “There is not a single manufacturer of CT scan machines in India but now a 16-slide machine will come up in Vizag MedTech Zone. The high-end facility at AMTZ would include an antenna of 40 gigahertz capacity. There is also the requirement for more sophisticated and precise devices such as implants,” said Sharma.