Andhra Pradesh government to ban private practice of govt. doctors
The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to ban private practice by doctors working in government hospitals and increase their salaries as compensation in accordance with the recommendations made by the experts committee on reforms in the health sector headed by former Union Health Secretary K. Sujatha Rao. This is the second time that government doctors are being barred from private practice in Andhra Pradesh. Private practice by government doctors was banned in undivided Andhra in April 1993 by the then Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao.