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TDP Alleges Collapse Of Medical Services In AP

The party slammed the YSRCP government over a father having to carry the body of his son on a motorcycle for over 90 km from Tirupati to his native village.
Hyderabad | 26th April 2022
TDP leader Nara Lokesh on Tuesday held Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy responsible for the "collapse" of services in the Government General Hospitals (GGHs) across the Andhra Pradesh.

He said that while the people were yet to come to terms with the gang-rape at the Vijayawada GGH, another inhuman incident had come to light at the Tirupati Ruia Hospital, of a father having to carry the body of his son on a motorcycle for over 90 km to his native village Chitvel in Rajampet district.

Lokesh said Jesava had passed away while receiving treatment for his ill-health at Ruia Hospital. His father had pleaded with the officials to provide a government ambulance but nobody helped him. The private ambulance operators demanded huge amounts to take advantage of the plight of the poor father.

Left with no choice, Jesava's father carried the body of his son on the back seat of a bike, Lokesh lamented. He had to resort to this only because he could not afford to pay the hefty amounts demanded by the private operators.

"This one incident was enough to say how there was no respect even for the dead under the YSRCP rule," Lokesh said. "The common public have not been able to lead a decent living for a long while now under the YSRCP rule - now the dead are not getting a decent burial either."

The TDP MLC asserted that the exploitation by private ambulances had increased only after the Jagan government had neglected and crushed the Maha Prasthanam vehicle services introduced by the previous TDP government services to carry the mortal remains of deceased persons to give them a decent last journey.

Lokesh said that it was a shame for the State that all sorts of inhuman and ghastly incidents were taking place at the government hospitals in the last three years, and that it was high time that the Chief Minister woke up from his slumber and took corrective measures to ensure that the situation did not slip out of control.

Lokesh also strongly criticised the Chief Minister for "making huge promises and then betraying each and everyone in the State". The very sections that helped in giving a massive victory to Reddy in 2019 were now suffering greatly, he claimed.

"The politics of oppression and betrayal will no longer work. Jagan Reddy will not be able to permanently rule the State from behind the barbed wires of his Tadepalli palace," Lokesh said.
filed in:  Andhra Pradesh, Nara Lokesh, Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, Health Care, Hospitals, YSR Congress Party, TDP
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