When Guggilla Raju was told that he had to shift his 8-month pregnant sister to Hyderabad's Yashoda hospital for treatment, he was in a dilemma.
"Doctors said that she had to undergo an operation as soon as possible, and I didn't know what to do. That's when I messaged KTR sir," says Raju, who is from Thangallapalli Mandal in the Rajanna Sircilla district.
The timely intervention of IT Minister KT Rama Rao, who is also the MLA from Sircilla, saved his sister, says Raju.
(Raju with his sister)
"I knew that KTR sir is very active on social media and Whatsapp, so I sent him a message saying that we needed Rs 4 lakh for the operation, and immediately got a response," Raju adds.
After receiving the message, Raju says that KTR's office called up the hospital, and asked them to go ahead with the surgery, without asking for a payment.
"I don't know what the conversation was, but next morning, they called us to the Secretariat to meet us, and said that they had taken care of the expenses," he says.
"We had no other alternative, so I messaged him. I'm very happy, and both my sister, and the baby are safe. The operation was successful," Raju adds.