Provide affordable treatment to cancer patients, says YSR
Chief Minister inaugurates Yashoda Cancer Institute
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy inaugurated a 150-bed Yashoda Cancer Institute at Somajiguda on Wednesday, coinciding with World Cancer Day.
Dr. Reddy, who commissioned Rapid Arc Linear Accelerator, said the incidence of cancer was rising worldwide, including India, and it was the responsibility of government and such hospitals to ensure that patients received timely and affordable treatment.
He pointed out that poor patients were getting benefited by the Rajiv Arogyasri scheme.Nearly two lakh were treated under the scheme since it was launched.
As many as 2,500 patients were treated in Yashoda hospitals alone. Many States were planning to replicate the scheme.
Finance Minister K. Rosaiah gave away Arogyasri sanction letters to some patients. National Board of Examinations president A. Rajasekharan inaugurated the outpatient complex, while J. Rameshwara Rao, CMD of My Home Group, launched the institute’s website. Former Union Minister Ch. Vidyasagar Rao was present.
APCC extended executive meet today
A crucial meeting of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) extended executive will be held here on Wednesday at Gandhi Bhavan to chalk out a strategy for the ensuing general elections.
The meeting, the first after constitution of the full-fledged executive comprising newly appointed secretaries and joint secretaries, will see Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy and the APCC chief D. Srinivas discussing the action plan for the cadres to go to people during the general elections.
The AICC general secretary in charge of Andhra Pradesh affairs M. Veerappa Moily and AICC coordinator P. J. Kurien, who were expected to attend the meeting, are not coming on Wednesday.