The Ongole former MP YV Subbareddy said that the government has neglected the public health and destabilized the Arogyasri scheme. He inaugurated and participated as chief guest at the mega health camp organized at the Sai Techno School and Sri Srinivasa Degree College in Kasireddy Nagar in Giddalur on Sunday. He said that the severe shortage of doctors, support staff and even medicines was haunting the government hospitals and people were looking for the free health camps. He said that the it was the failure of the government in strengthening the hospitals and taking care of public health. He said that the former chief minister Rajasekhara Reddy introduced Arogyasri to provide medical services to the poor people, but the government neglected it. He announced that as per the instructions of the YSR Congress Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy, he was organizing mega health camps in all Assembly constituencies.
He said that a large number of public had already attended the health camps in Markapuram, Kanigiri and Darsi and received advices from various specialist doctors and free medicines for relief from their diseases. The former MP said that most of the public were becoming ill due to the non-availability of safe drinking water. Due to the prevailing drought conditions in the district, he said that the public were digging bore wells up to 1000 feet for water and were becoming victims of the kidney failure and fluorosis. He flayed that the TDP had promised one mineral plant for free supply of drinking water in every village, but failed to implement it. He said that the TDP had also failed to keep its promise of completing the Veligonda and implement Swaminathan Committee recommendations. He promised that the YSRCP would complete the Veligonda and Gundlamotu projects in one year of coming into power in 2019 and develop the Cumbum tank also to provide water for drinking and irrigation needs along with the implementation of Swaminathan committee recommendations for the welfare of farmers. – The Hans India