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AP will set up medical equipment manufacturing hub near Vizag: Chandrababu Naidu

New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Government will set up a medical equipment hub near Visakhapatnam, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said here today.

Speaking to reporters after attending Medical Equipment Manufacturers’ Forum here, Naidu said the state has the advantage of a long coastline and deep water ports, establishing a manufacturing hub near Vizag will be advantageous as the proximity of ports will make it easier to transport equipment.

In order to strengthen the sector, the Chief Minister said the government plans to introduce a policy on medical equipment manufacturing.

He also invited a delegation along with Government of India representatives to visit Andhra Pradesh and zero in on suitable locations.

The meeting was also attended by state’s Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Kamineni Srinivas and other officials from the government also attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, Naidu also attended Delhi Economic Conclave – 2015 Realising India’s JAM (Jan Dhan-AADHAR-MOBILE) Vision’ where he stressed upon need for ‘Good Politics-Good Economics’ principle.

“Politics and Economics are closely related because politicians are expected to translate economic principles into reality by creating wealth and prosperity for the society.

“Unfortunately, in our country, many people think that ‘Good Economic policies make Bad Politics’. I believe ‘Good Economic practices make Good Politics’ and implementation of good economic policies yields very good political dividends,” he said during the conclave.