Rajanna-Sircilla: Telangana Rashtra Samithi working president KT Rama Rao on Tuesday said Telangana State had emerged as a role model for others in the country in the area of eyecare after the introduction of Kanti Velugu programme.
“Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao introduced the programme considering the fact that eyecare is as important as other organs. Medical camps were held across the State and people have undergone tests for sight and other eye-related problems,” Rama Rao said, after laying the foundation stone for LV Prasad Hospital in Sircilla.
The TRS leader thanked the LV Prasad management for coming forward to establish its seventh centre in Sircilla. He also thanked Hetero Foundation for donating Rs 5 crore to construct the three-storey building as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
For the convenience of people, the government had allotted 1,500 square feet of land at the RDO office premises in the heart of the town, he said, adding that construction of the hospital would be completed in one year. “Over 50 per cent of eye problems of the local people would be solved within a period of five years,” he said.
The hospital would be on a par with international standards, and it would operate as a ‘hub and spoke’ centre that would take up minor surgeries while critical surgeries would be taken up at the main hospital in Hyderabad, Rama Rao said, and emphasised on the need to provide more publicity to inspire others to come forward to extend their support.
District Collector D Krishna Bhaskar, representatives of LV Prasad Hospitals and Hetero Foundation among others participated in the programme.
Later, Rama Rao inaugurated the Vemulawada-Tirupati bus service.