The World Bank decided to provide a loan of Rs. _______ crores to Andhra Pradesh for implementation of the AP Health Systems Strengthening Project (APHSSP)
A) Rs. 2000 crores
B) Rs. 2700 crores
C) Rs. 2200 crores
D) Rs. 2500 crores
The World Bank decided to provide a loan of Rs. 2200 crores ($328-million) to Andhra Pradesh for implementation of the AP Health Systems Strengthening Project (APHSSP).
The loan agreement was signed between the Government of India, government of Andhra Pradesh and the World Bank.
The agreement was signed by Bandana Preyashi, director, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance (GoI), Poonam Malakondaiah, Special Chief Secretary (Medical and Health, AP government) and Mohini Kak and Kari L Hurt, representatives of World Bank in India.
The project aims to improve the quality of healthcare, availability and accessibility of primary health services to the majority population of the state.
The quality of healthcare delivery will be enhanced through National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) certifications for Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs).