Pawan Kalyana��s warnings get 18 dialysis centers to State

Dara Gopi

Amaravati: In less than three months that Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan had visited the mysterious kidney disease area of Uddanam in Srikakulam district and less than three days of his final statement on World Kidney Day, the Central government had sanctioned 18 dialysis centers to the State each having 10 dialysis units. The Center would give 180 dialysis units in all to the State that would be established in the north Andhra and parts of Prakasam district, Kanigiri area, where people are affected by the mysterious kidney disease.

Minister for Health Kamineni Srinivas announced the sanctioning of the 18 dialysis centers to the State by the Central government. He said that they have already started five dialysis centers at Palasa and Sompet in Srikakulam district, Kanigiri, Kandukuru and Markapur in Prakasam districts. He further said that the Central government had sanctioned Rs 22.47 crore for all the 18 dialysis centers.

The State government is planning to open these dialysis centers at Paderu in Visakhapatnam, Tuni and Amalapuram in East Godavari, Jangareddigudem in West Godavari, Nuzvid in Krishna, Narsaraopet and Macherla in Guntur, Athmakuru in Nellore, Kuppam and Madanapalli in Chittoor, Raychoti in Kadapa, Kadiri in Ananthapur, and Adoni in Kurnool districts. Ironically these are the places where people are hit by the polluted drinking water leading to several diseases. Now, these dialysis centers would provide free dialysis for the people, particularly the victims of the water-borne diseases.

The Minister claimed that this government had provided 100 dialysis units in the Government hospital at Tirupati besides equipping the government hospitals in all the 13 districts. The 18 additional centers each with 10 dialysis machines would end the hardships of the people in the State, he asserted.

The Minister thanked Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for his initiative in taking up the issue with the Central government. He also thanked Union Minister for Health, J P Nadda, for clearing the dialysis units requirement.


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