· Hundreds of poor patients undergo free tests at health camp in Golconda
· TPCC Working President Ponnam Prabhakar, Congress MLA Jagga Reddy visits health camp
· Local residents praise Congress initiative of conducting health camps
Hyderabad, September 28: Hundreds of poor patients and local residents thronged the free health camp at Mirza Palace Function Hall in Golconda on Saturday. The free health camp was organised by Hyderabad City Congress Committee Minorities Department Chairman Sameer Waliullah and TPCC Spokesperson Syed Nizamuddin, in association with Healthier Hearts Foundation.
TPCC Working President Ponnam Prabhakar, Congress MLA T. Suryaprakash Reddy alias Jagga Reddy, TPCC Minorities Department Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail and other senior leaders visited the health camp. They interacted with the local residents regarding the problems being faced by them and took feedback on what should be done to resolve them. Speaking to media persons, Jagga Reddy appreciated the initiative taken by Sameer Waliullah and Syed Nizamuddin and said that the health camp would benefit hundreds of poor people who could not afford several medical tests. Further, he said the patients were also provided prescribed medicines at free of cost that would reduce the burden on them.
Ponnam Prabhakar also appreciated the initiative and suggested that similar health camps should be held across Telangana State. He alleged that the negligent attitude of State Government towards public health deteriorated the conditions. He said that the huge turnout at free health camps clearly shows that poor people living in slum areas have no access to basic medical needs. He said the free health camp was a good attempt to help the needy people.
Speaking on the occasion, Sameer Waliullah informed that the health camp at Golconda was the second in a series of free medical camps being organised in various slum areas. The first camp was held on September 26 in First Lance. Various medical tests including ECG, 2D Echo, Blood Tests, Sugar GRBS, BP, etc., were conducted at the health camp and medicines were also provided at free of cost in both the camps. He said general physicians and specialists, including cardiologists, were available in the camp.
TPCC Spokesperson Syed Nizamuddin said that both the health camps held in First Lancer and Golconda were successful with hundreds of people benefiting from them. He said another health camp will be organised in Rasoolpura on September 29 (Sunday). He appealed to the people living in specified areas to avail the opportunity by participating in the health camps. (Maxim News)