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More funds needed for women's healthcare: SKU VC
Anantapur: "There is a need to focus on sensible priorities of rural women by changing existing policies for their well-being and there is need...
Anantapur: "There is a need to focus on sensible priorities of rural women by changing existing policies for their well-being and there is need for specific budget allocations towards their healthcare", said Prof. K Ramakrishna Reddy, Vice-chancellor of Sri Krishnadevaraya University. He participated in the International Women's Day celebrations organised by Centre for Women's Studies at the University campus here on Monday. A peaking at the programme, he stressed on the need for allotting at least 10 per cent of the defence budget for the healthcare of rural women. Convener Prof B Sobha Rani, in her presentation, highlighted the achievements of famous women in the nation. The programme was presided by Prof. M Buddanna, SKU College Principal, Special Invitees Dr M Neeraja, Principal, Govt Medical College, Anantapur and SKU Registrar Prof. K Govindappa graced the event and spoke on the occasion. Medical College Principal Dr K Neeraja emphasised that existing laws and acts should be changed to combat violence against women in the country. She also stressed that healthcare must be strengthened. Girl students, women staff, administrative deans and SKU Prof. Dr K Sudhakar Babu were present in the women's day celebrations.