AP: Amrita University to set up medical varsity at Amaravati

Amrita University, run by Mata Amritanandamayi Trust, has come forward to set up a world-class medical university at Amaravati, the new Capital region of Andhra Pradesh.

The Trust will also set up a 2250-bedded “multi super speciality” hospital, research and healthcare complex attached to the university, a communication from the Chief Minister’s Office said.

Representatives of Mata Amritanandamayi Institute of Medical Sciences met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here this evening and discussed the proposals, it added.

They also submitted a detailed project report to the Chief Minister.

The “mega project” would be taken up at a cost of Rs 2,500 crore, the CMO said, adding that Naidu had earlier requested Mata Amritanandamayi to set up the medical university in the new Capital region.

This would be the second mega project in the medical and health sector in the Capital region as a British firm already came forward with a plan to set up a health city, the CMO communication said.

The prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences is also coming up at Mangalagiri that forms part of the capital region.