“For the victims suffering with kidney disease, all sorts of medical service is being provided,” the CM tweeted

Uddanam victims are satisfied with govt Andhra CM Naidu refutes Pawans charge
news Politics Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 14:35

Refuting the charges of the government’s negligence towards the dwellers of Uddanam in Srikakulam district, made by Jana Sena Party chief actor-politician Pawan Kalyan, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu claimed that the government is providing the best possible medical aid and that the victims are satisfied with the help given to them.

The Chief Minister shared on Twitter, “For the victims suffering with kidney disease, all sorts of medical service is being provided. Along with tests being conducted by National and International doctors, distribution of medicines and dialysis is being done. The victims are expressing satisfaction over the setting up of clean water and mineral water centres.”

Alleging that the Chief Minister was indifferent to the victims of Uddanam and claiming that Naidu government is not interested in solving people's problems and is focused only on their votes, the actor-politician on Friday, went on a hunger strike.

He had announced about his fast recently at a public meeting and gave an ultimatum of 48 hours to the government, asking it to resolve the crisis immediately.

According to the party, the hunger strike which began on Friday at 5pm would continue till 5pm on Saturday in Srikakulam. The JSP leaders and activists are also observing fast in Vijayawada simultaneously.

The actor’s protest was supported by his new ally—the Left, which expressed their solidarity.

Pawan is currently on a state-wide tour.

The actor alleged that though the Uddanam problem was brought to the notice of the government, it had failed to respond to the situation.

The Jana Sena chief had urged the government to immediately set up a research centre to find out the reasons for high incidence of kidney ailments in Uddanam.

JSP demanded the Chief Minister to particularly focus on Uddanam. The party also demanding the CM to appoint a Health Minister immediately.

The actor-politician has been fighting for the victims of Uddanam for the past one year. He had visited Uddanam in January last year and had given a two-day deadline to the government to spell out how it proposed to help the victims.

He had later met Naidu on the issue and expressed his satisfaction over the measures announced by him. The JSP chief now said that the state government tried to wash its hands of, by starting only three dialysis centres.

Pawan claimed that over 20,000 people of all age groups have died of chronic kidney disease in the region during the last two decades.

He said lakhs were affected with this disease known as 'Uddanam Nephropathy' and alleged that successive governments have not addressed the issue effectively.


IANS inputs



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