Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bring Dengue Under Aarogyasri, Demands Lok Satta

The Lok Satta Party today demanded that the Government bring dengue under the purview of Aarogyasri and provide relief to poor people who are put to immense suffering and financial hardship.

In a media statement, Lok Satta Party General Secretary Katari Srinivasa Rao recalled that Mr. K. Rosaiah as Chief Minister had promised to cover dengue under Aarogyasri. The Government, however, is yet to fulfill his promise.

Mr. Srinivasa Rao expressed concern over viral fevers sweeping most parts of the State and said that the Government has not been taking any preventive measures. Mosquito-borne diseases should be prevented with local governments focusing on eradicating the mosquito menace even at the larvae stage.

With most local bodies being ruled by officers in the absence of elected governments, people in general are left to fend for themselves.

Mr. Srinivasa Rao asked the Government to depute special medical teams to Agency areas where medical facilities are meager.

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