Monday, July 31, 2017
Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu assured cine actor and Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan who called on him today to discuss the Chronic Kidney Disease.
Chandrababu assured him that the State government and Indian Council for Medical Research centre would be established a research centre for kidney ailments in the Uddanam area. He told that that the government would release Rs.15 crore towards its share for three years. He told him that the government had already initiated steps to help the kidney patients.
Chief Minsiter reminded him that the government would provide a pension of Rs.2,500 per month to the patients and added that safe drinking water would be provided through cluster-based RO plants.
Pawan accepted the offer of the government to be brand ambassador of Jeevandan, a government scheme for organ donation. Pawan Kalyan wanted the government to adopt the orphan children. Chandrababu responding to his plea said that a special school would be set up to take care of them.
Dr.Joseph Bonventre who led the team of doctors suggested setting up a dedicated institute for the kidney patients. The institute would be dedicated to kidney research, Bio-banking, surveillance, DNA sequencing, patient care infrastructure, academic training and public education would be part of its activities, he said.
It may be recalled that Jana Sena chief address ‘ Jana Sena for Uddanam’ on July 30 along with a group of doctors from Harvard.