Guntur: The state government on Wednesday appointed Dr G Prabhavati as superintendent of Government General Hospital, Guntur.
Dr Prabhavati, who replaces Dr K Sudhakar, is the fourth superintendent at GGH in the last one year.
In September 2019, Dr S Babulal was brought in to replace Dr DS Raju Naidu who had a four-year tenure. Before Babulal could set things right at the hospital, he was shifted as special officer to Covid-19 state command control room in March.
Dr Raju Naidu was again named as interim chief at the GGH. At the fag end of his career, Raju Naidu had urged the government to extend retirement age of government doctors to 62 from the existing 60 years.
With chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy refusing to extend the retirement age, Raju Naidu demitted the office in March prompting the government to bring in Dr K Sudhakar as superintendent.
Meanwhile, the government while relieving Babulal from Covid-19 command control centre appointed him as principal of Government Medical College (GMC), Guntur.
Sources said that YSRC legislators Ambati Rambabu, Dokka Manikyavaraprasad, MP Balasoury had recommended Prabhavati as GGH chief as she has been working at the institution for over two decades and fit to streamline the administration.
“I know every block and department in the GGH and it might not take much time to bring it back on track,” said Prabhavati after taking charge on Wednesday. She said that they would provide better facilities to patients and kin coming to GGH. She said that she would discuss with medical officers to ready a blueprint to provide effective services to Covid-19 patients in GGH.