TDP govt neglecting kidney patients: Jagan

TDP govt neglecting kidney patients: Jagan
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The TDP government failed to solve problems of kidney patients of Uddanam, alleged YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Reddy. He interacted with kidney patients at Jagathi village in Kaviti mandal on Saturday.

Srikakulam: The TDP government failed to solve problems of kidney patients of Uddanam, alleged YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Reddy. He interacted with kidney patients at Jagathi village in Kaviti mandal on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, Jagan fumed at the TDP government for not providing even medical expenses to kidney patients. He demanded that the government should set up a dialysis unit in each primary health centre (PHC) to provide better service to kidney patients and government has to bear the expenses incurred by the patients. Jagan vowed to raise the issue in the Assembly session. He said he would demand that the government should provide relief to kidney patients bothmedically and financially.

He assured that the YSRCP government will provide Rs 10,000 as monthly pension to kidney patients after winning the 2019 general elections. Jaganmohan Reddy displayed copies of reply of the Central government over a letter written by YSRCP MP YS Avinash Reddy regarding setting up a research institute at Uddanam to find out reasons for the disease.

But the TDP government in the state was saying that the proposal is pending with the Central government. The Centre replied that it did not receive any such proposal from the state government so far, Jagan said.

Jaganmohan Reddy interacted with kidney patients Kumar, Dhillemma, Bhudevi, Joga Rao and others and they narrated their financial woes tom him. They said they were incurring an expenditure of Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 every month on treatment at Visakhapatnam.

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