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The Cuddapah SP, V.C. Sajjanar, speaking at the launch of `Amrutham' programme at Ippenta village on Friday. The Joint Collector, G. Jayalakshmi, is also seen.
CUDDAPAH, JULY 30. Police personnel will also extend medicare to the rural poor in the wake of incidence of viral fevers in the district besides striving to maintain law and order, said the Cuddapah Superintendent of Police, V.C. Sajjanar, on Friday.
The police machinery would conduct free medical camps in all the 51 mandals under `Amrutham' programme, he said. The first such camp was inaugurated at Ippenta village in Chintakommadinne mandal by the Joint Collector, G. Jayalakshmi, today. Addressing a gathering, the SP said free medical camps would be held by the police machinery in coordination with the Revenue and Medical and Health officials. The health of the people was vital for ensuring progress, he observed. The rural poor were neglecting minor ailments which were turning into chronic cases, he stated.
Cardiac camp for kids
Ms. Jayalakshmi said malaria, gastroenteritis and brain fever could spread during the rainy season and the medical camps would benefit the people. Rural women paid little attention to their health and they should undergo medical check-up at the camps, she said. A cardiac camp for children under 12 years would be held in the district by Apollo Hospitals soon and the names of affected children should be registered with the primary health centres by July 31, she said.
The Additional SP, M. Lakshmi Reddy, said the `Amrutham' health camps would be conducted during the next three months. The police would henceforth also concentrate on people's health, he said.
A good gesture
The District Medical and Health Officer, T. Venugopal, said such camps by the police would not only help in extending medicare to the people but the police could also establish rapport with the people. He asked the PHC doctors to identify children suffering from congenital heart problems, so that they could undergo surgery free of cost at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad.
The Cuddapah DSP, M. Ramprasada Rao, district president of A.P. Police Officers Association, N. Chandrasekhara Reddy, and Cuddapah Crime Station circle inspector, J. Thirupal Raju, also spoke. Doctors, N. Karunakar Reddy, Chenna Reddy, Hemasundara Reddy and G. Vaijayanthi examined patients and gave away medicines. The Chintakommadinne mandal president, Krishnaiah, MPTC member, Venkatesh, several CIs, SIs, also participated.
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