(By a special correspondent)
Vijayawada : It is the story of a young and public spirited woman who has been striving to serve society right from her student days. Dr. K.S.L. Sruthi was very bright as a student and is an impeccable professional as a medical practitioner. She has been leading a group of young medicos called Young India volunteer Organisation which is running Tamma Vinod Reddy’s Sruthi Hospitals in Pamarru in Krishna district.
Born on 3 October 1992 to Kotamraju Sekhar and Jayalalitha, she topped Telangana districts in her SSC examination by scoring 95 per cent marks. In Intermediata examination, she stood in the third rank and topped Srichaitanya School with 98 per cent. In EAMCET, she got 414th rank and got a free government seat in MBBS at Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada. In MBBS, Sruthi was one of the university toppers with five gold medals. She has passed NEET PG entrance examination securing local rank 75 and a free government seat in General Surgery at Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad. She is now in her final year. She won many prizes at school and college in elocution, debates, essay writing and drama.
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Sruthi founded Young India Volunteer Organisation, a NGO, in 2012 acting as its president when she was hardly twenty years of age. She was part of electronic health initiative project of Tata Trust. The projects that were taken up by her include School health project, Mission native place project, Government health services project, Rural health project and College health awareness project.
As a managing trustee of 50 bedded multi speciality TVRS hospital at Pamarru and 20 bedded Sruthi Hospitals at Machilipatnam, she provides free medical services to the patients for four days in a month. Free ultrasound scanning is done at the hospitals on every Thursday. Health services are provided for people above 60 years of age.
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Sruthi says her motivation is to live after life by rendering service to the poor. She had met Abdul Kalam, Chandrababu Naidu and other politicians and dignitaries in her pursuit of service to the poor. She has been receiving full support from her parents in the service oriented activities. She takes inspiration from Mother Theresa who said, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with GREAT LOVE.” She believes that “even a great journey of thousand miles begins with s single step.” They, as a group of young medicos, had started with a mission to create awareness on health issues like HIV/AIDS, TB and malnutrition. They slowly established hospitals. And they have a long way to go.
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