In a significant development, the State government is introducing “Amma Vodi” 102 vehicles to help shift pregnant women before and after delivery and also launched new vehicles to help the poor people shift deceased bodies of their kin from government hospitals to their homes.
Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali flagged off the vehicles at Gandhi Hospital along with Health Minister Dr C Lakshma Reddy, Excise Minister Padma Rao Goud, Talasni Srinivas Yadav. He said they are aware of panic situation to shift the dead bodies back home and introduced the special vehicles to shift dead bodies to the homes of their kin from government hospitals.
Ali observed that there are some heartrending incidents wherein the people put to hardship and misery to carry dead bodies of their kin to their homes in villages. Keeping this problem in view, the State government has purchased 50 vehicles and supplied them to all its major hospitals, he said. In the first phase, 10 vehicles each were given to Gandhi and Osmania Hospitals and two for NIMSHospital and the rest will be given to other districts based on requirement. The government launched this project with a great aim and poor people can make use of it, he said.
Lakshma Reddy said the State government is aware of the problem of shifting the dead bodies to their homes and launched the project. He called upon the people to not to pay money for doing so and make use of the facility being provided at all hospitals. Soon “Amma Vodi” scheme of 102 vehicles will also be launched to shift and transport pregnant women before and after child delivery, he added. (NSS)