YSR to inaugurate cancer institute
The Yashoda Cancer Institute, an integrated cancer treating institute with a host of diagnostic and treatment facilities, will be inaugurated on February 4, coinciding with World Cancer Day, by Chief Minister Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy.
The institute boasts of world-class diagnostic and treatment facilities including radiation therapy. The hospital authorities on Thursday informed media persons that the cancer institute will have a Rapidarc Linear Accelerator, which will drastically reduce the treatment time of radiation therapy to treat cancers. The Rapidarc will be inaugurated by Minister for Finance K. Rosaiah. Other highlights of the cancer institute include bone marrow transplant unit, nuclear medicine, PET-CT technology, Gamma camera, inpatient and day care chemotherapy units, ultra modern cancer diagnostic labs, MRI and Dual-head CT scan and so on.
“With good infrastructure and skilled manpower, the institute will be one stop solution for cancer patients,” said Managing Director of Yashoda Group of Hospitals Dr. G. S. Rao. Radiation Oncologist of the hospital Dr. Ch. Srinivas was also present. The hospital, located near Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda, will be inaugurated on February 4.
Azharuddin calls on Moily, YSR
Former cricketer Md. Azharuddin called on AICC general secretary M. Veerappa Moily and Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Thursday to express his desire to join the Congress.
Two days after media reports about his impending political entry, Mr. Azharuddin arrived at the Lakeview Guest House and met Mr. Moily, Dr. Reddy and APCC president D. Srinivas, who were closeted in a meeting. The former Indian skipper refused to speak to the media before leaving the place.
Mr. Moily later told reporters that Mr. Azharuddin said that he would join the Congress and serve the party. “He is the longest serving Indian cricket captain and we welcome him into the ruling party. He had earlier met AICC president Sonia Gandhi in October,” Mr. Moily said.
Asked about life ban imposed on him by the BCCI, Mr. Moily said: “There is no ban on joining politics.”
Queried further whether the party was likely to field him for the parliamentary constituency, Mr. Moily said the issue would arise some time. As of now, nothing had been decided about fielding him in the elections.
Meets YSR again
Later, in the evening Mr. Azharuddin called on the Chief Minister at his camp office. Rajya Sabha member and Advisor to State government (Public Affairs) K.V.P. Ramachandra Rao was also present during the meeting.
Congress leaders are speculating about the likelihood of Mr. Azharuddin contesting the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat but the party may not like to displease the Majlis-Ittehadul-Muslimeen, which represents the seat.
The MIM has been sympathetic to the ruling party.
CM to open ANU engineering college
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy will formally declare the Acharya Nagarjuna University Engineering College open on the campus on January 28 during his two-day visit to the district.
The ANU Vice-Chancellor along with District Collector B. Venkatesham, ANU Rector K. Viyyanna Rao and Superintendent of Police Mahesh Chandra Laddha went round the campus on Thursday to inspect the exact location of foundation stone laying function for the engineering college which will be functioning from temporary premises till the new one is built. The Vice-Chancellor said that intake of students would commence after the results/counselling of the EAMCET-2009 begins for 2009-10 batch.
The Chief Minister will attend the annual conventions of Bible Mission on the same day before coming to the ANU campus, the Superintendent of Police added. Guntur RDO, Collector and SP visited all the spots on Thursday where Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy would halt. Collector Mr. Venkatesham said that the CM would land at Nizampatnam on Wednesday morning and from there participates in a road show up to Tenali.
YSR for Kadapa on a 3-day visit
To attend his mother’s death anniversary at Pulivendula on January 25
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy will arrive at Pulivendula on January 23 on a three-day tour of Kadapa district.
Dr. Reddy will land at the helipad at Loyola College at Pulivendula at 12.30 p.m. on Friday and proceed to his residence for a two-hour rest.
He will leave Pulivendula at 2.30 to Thamballapalle village in Peddamandem mandal in Chittoor district and return to Idupulapaya for a night halt, according to his tour programme.
The Chief Minister will inaugurate the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences dental college buildings built with Rs. 25 crores at Putlampalle here and interact with the first batch of dental science students on January 24.
He will later inaugurate a police station near RIMS.
He will proceed by road to inaugurate the 1,240-house Indiramma housing colony at Mamillapalli and lay foundation stone for infrastructure works at Mamillapalle and Azadnagar.
He wills the lay foundation stone for Haleema Sdiya Muslim girl orphanage and then launches the mid-day meal programme at the old sericulture office at the industrial estate here.
Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy will inaugurate the Indira Bhavan, District Congress Committee office near Vidyut Bhavan, Zilla Parishad meeting hall, high-level bridges across Buggavanka stream near the Zilla Paroshad and Lakshmiranga circle, hostel block in Kotireddy Ramasubbamma Government Degree College hostel block.
He will unveil the statue of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi near old Government Hospital and inaugurate the buildings of the Government School for the Blind.
He will lay foundation stones for tourism project at Somnath temple near Devunikadapa tank, three electrical sub-stations and District Mahila Samakhya building.
He will inaugurate an indoor stadium built with Rs. 5 crore.
He will later inaugurate the Rs. 12-crore high-level bridge across Pennar river and lay stone for development of Heritage Tourism Circuit at Siddhavatam fort. He will return to Idupulapaya at 12.40 p.m.
The Chief Minister will participate in his mother Y.S. Jayamma’s death anniversary at Jesus Charities Church in Pulivendula on January 25 where his programme is reserved from 10.10 a.m. to 12 noon. He will inaugurate the Rajiv Eco Park at Idupulapaya.
Later, the Chief Minister inaugurate the Rs. 58-crore sewerage treatment plant, outer ring road portion costing Rs. 18 crore, Dorigallu road and Indira Gandhi Centre for Advanced Research on Livestock buildings.
Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy will have lunch at his residence from 1.10 p.m. to 2.50 p.m. and they leave for Hyderabad at 3 p.m.