- After getting complete information of the govt doctor Bhaskar Rao, who is fighting with covid for life in Care hospital in Hyderabad. The Chief Minister Minister Balineni Srinivas Reddy direct order to authorities to see the doctor Bhaskar Rao get necessary treatment cost of which will be pay by the govt.
- The doctor Bhaskar Rao is on ECMO treatment after infected by Covid. Doctor may need lung transplant which will be costing Rs 1.5 cr.
Amaravati: Chief Minister Reddy has declared that the govt of Andhra will pay the cost of treatment which will be amounting to Rs 1.5 crore for govt Doctor N Bhaskar Rao, who has been fighting for life in Care hospitals in Gachibowli in Hyderabad.
Dr Bhaskar Rao was working as medical officer in primary health centre, Karamchedu in Prakasam district. He has got tested positive for Covid with his wife Dr Bhagyalakshmi also tested positive. She was working as assistant professor in radio diagnosis in Guntur Medical College. Both of Doctors were admitted to GGH, Guntur on April 30 and after that both took Remdesivir given by govt.
On May 3, Dr Bhaskar Rao was reffered to Aayush hospital in Vijayawada due to his condition had exacerbated. After that he was taken to Yashoda hospital, Somajiguda on May 9 and on May 10, he had to put on ventilator and then was referred to Care hospitals, Gachibowli. He was advised to be put on ECMO and lung transplant, but he couldn’t be able to afford it because the cost is Rs 1.5 crore.
When the Chief Minister knew about doctors condition, he has instantly ordered and directed the authorities to ensure that the doctor and his wife get good treatment and the govt will pay the cost.
Andhra Pradesh Doctors Association has appreciates the Chief Minister for his help. Association general secretary Dr Pidakala Syamsundar told that the decision has motivates the confidence and morale of the government doctors in the state and they would work with more dedication in the battle against the pandemic covid-19.