The Establishment of A. P. Vaidya Vidhana Parishad, is an unique step of the Government of Andhra Pradesh to be emulated by the other states in India. The Act provides an operational autonomy in the hands of Medical Professionals and increased scope of Management development in the hospitals. The Commissionerate of A.P. Vaidya Vidhana Parishad, an autonomous organisation, funded by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, started functioning from 01-03-1987, as per G.O.Ms. No.139, HM & FW (C1) Deptt., dt.27-02-1987.
It Consists of: -
The Governing Council
The control and management of all the dispensaries (without in-patient facility) non-teaching hospitals e.g. Dist. Hospitals; Specialty Hospitals, and Area Hospitals, Community Health Centres totaling 233 in number, except such hospitals which are primarily dealing with the implementation of the National Health Programmes like T.B. Control; leprosy Control; Family Welfare and N.P.C.B., were transferred to the APVVP, by G.O.Ms.No.139, HM&FW (C1)Deptt., date 27-02-1987. Since the formation of the Andhra Pradesh State, the Medical Care facilities are provided through General Hospitals; District Hospitals; Taluq Hospitals; Dispensaries; and Primary Health Centres; under the control of the Director of Medical and Health Services.
159 hospitals were developed under World Bank funding during 1995-02. They are provided with new buildings, minor & major equipment. Staff were given training in skill updation to better manage the hospitals and provide patient care. Subsequently some Primary Health Centers were transferred to secondary care and as on today there are 233 hospitals including 8 Tribal Hospitals spread over in the entire state.
Since the formation of the Andhra Pradesh State, the Medical Care facilities are provided through General Hospitals; District Hospitals; Taluq Hospitals; Dispensaries; and Primary Health Centres; under the control of the Director of Medical and Health Services.
The Government of India, in its Seventh Plan documents empahsised on development of Secondary Level Health Care System (Intermediary Health Care System) and stressed on more rational distribution of hospital beds; a hierarchy of hospitals of appropriate size commensurate with the need of the population and as near to the population as possible.
The poor functioning of the Secondary Level Health Care System deny access to the large number of rural poor to whom option of seeking such services in the City Hospitals and in Private Nursing Homes entail heavy cost. The strengthening and upgrading the Secondary Level Health Care System will have a direct impact of improving the Health Status of the people particularly the rural poor and tribals who wholly depend on the public sector.
In order to strengthen the Secondary Level Health Care System; the Government of Andhra Pradesh, brought in a legislation for establishment of Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Parishad with effect from 1/11/1986 enacting an act No.29 of 1986, by restructuring the existing Government Health Organisation, separating the curative and preventive aspects so that greater emphasis could be given for intensive development of both these areas and to strengthen linkage at appropriate levels. Under sub section (1) of section 3 of the APVVP Act29/86.