Health minister interacts with kidney patients in SKL, promises more help
DECCAN CHRONICLE | dc correspondent
Vishakapatnam: Health and Family Welfare Minister Vidadala Rajani interacted with a set of chronic kidney patients in Loharibandha village of Mandasa mandal in Srikakulam on Tuesday. Animal husbandry minister and local MLA Dr Seedari Appalaraju was present.
Some of the patients narrated their problems and the health minister promised necessary assistance. She said the government would ensure them the best treatment and take steps to prevent such diseases.
The health minister visited the dialysis centre in Haripuram village and viewed the ongoing construction of a 200-bed super specialty hospital and kidney research center at Palasa.
Addressing patients and the locals, the minister said chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy was effecting revolutionary changes in the medical and health sector with a noble mission to provide healthcare to the poorest of the poor.
"The chief minister has fulfilled the election promises he made to the Uddanam people suffering from kidney ailments. He sanctioned a 10,000 monthly pension, provided dialysis centers with a provision of nephrologists and we are building a super specialty hospital,’’ Rajani pointed out.
The government is also making the provision for drinking water through a project costing 700 crore, she noted.
Minister Seedari Appalaraju said the chief minister gave a new hope to the kidney patients for their survival. More dialysis centers would come up shortly, he said.
Health secretary Krishna Babu said tests would be conducted at the village level and results would be sent to the mobile phones of the patients.