Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu today launched online ‘Mahaprastanam’ a free hearse service for shifting the mortal remains of those die in government hospitals to their houses.
Around 50 vehicles will shift the bodies of those who die in 11 teaching hospitals and two district hospitals, one in each of the 13 districts as per of the service.
Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas speaking to media after the launch said that the service is the first of kind in the country is totally free. The acting superintendent would garland the body before sending it to the home of the deceased, he said. The government would spend an estimated Rs.8 crore per annum on the service, he said. He said that the private operators taking advantage charges between Rs.10,000 to Rs.15,000 for the task. It was the poor families that were worst affected by this, he said. The service has been launched on an experimental basis with 50 vehicles but would be extended to other hospitals at the rate of four or five a day and every hospital in the State would have the service soon, he added.
Inaugurates two water plants:: Chandrababu Naidu today inaugurated two water plants under NTR Sujala Pathakam at Harischandrapuram and Venkatapalem villages in Amaravati. The AP CRDA in association with NTR Trust has set up the water plants tht provide drinking water to 29 villages. A 20 litre water can would be supplied at a cost of Rs.2. The NTR Trust will extend technical support and maintain the water plants.