Yanamala Rama Krishnudu
Yanamala Rama Krishnudu

Vijayawada: Finance Minister Yanamala Rama Krishnudu has said, ``Everyone who has reached a high position and status in the society, should spend something for the development of the society along with the government.’’

Finance Minister has complimented Tata Trusts chairman Ratan Tata for the support he is giving to establish 20 Tele-medicine health centres under the Vijayawada Parliamentary Constituency limits. Yanamala was the chief guest at ‘Swastya Kutumbam’ Telemedicine health centres inauguration programme which was held at Tummalapalli Kalakshetram here on Monday.

The minister praised Vijayawada MP Kesineni Srinivas for his efforts to bring a universal health coverage model for 265 villages. Minister said the Swastha Kutumbam was noble programme, and Tata Trusts had taken initiative to establish 20 Telemedicine health centres which would benefit about 10 lakh people belongs to 2.5 lakh families.

MP Kesineni Srinivas said that Tata Trusts had contributed in building 72,000 toilets in 265 villages in the constituency. Tata Trusts South India in-charge Pavithra Kumar said that as part of Swatch Bharat, construction of toilets was taken up by Tata Trusts and now through Telemedicine and video conferencing, better medical and health services would be provided.  

He said an MoU will be signed with the AP government to fight cancer. Police Housing Board Chairman Nagul Meera presided over the meeting. District Collector B Lakshmikantham, MLA Tangirala Sowmya, Sri Ram Rajagopal, former MLA Swamy Das, Tata Trusts head R Rajendra Babu, Star Health Insurance executive Sundaresan and others were present.