The Guttikoya tribals and residents in the agency villages will now have access to quality medical facilities on charity basis, courtesy, Dr. Veeramalla Charanjith Reddy. The US-based NRI reading about the plight of these tribal’s made the conscious decision to support them and established a hospital at Eturunagaram called ‘Bannu’ Hospital, named after his mother.
Dr. Charanjit Reddy who hails from Dammannapet village in Wardhannapet district in ANdra Pradesh, completed his graduation from the Kakatiya Medical College in Warangal. He now lives in New Hampshire in the United States.
The NRI said that his hospital was named after his mother whom his family members call affectionately as ‘Bannu’. “She always wanted to serve the health care needs of the poor in tribal areas, and is always an inspiring figure”, the doctor said. The new hospital is an undertaking of the Bannu Arogyada Seva Society that Dr. Charanjit founded.
The hospital has now been inaugurated for the public. The New Hampshire resident doctor said he has been working on the project for over two years and had already targeted the area he would build the facility in. His target area was villages in Warangal district where there are no hospitals to provide quality medical service to the locals.
Helping the underprivileged by the NRI has been lauded by the public and authorities with all for others capable should be emulating him in serving.
Dr. Charinjit Reddy said, “I have been working on the project for the past two and half years after I intended to something for the benefit of tribal’s and agency villagers who have been suffering a lot due to lack of proper medical care. There are no hospitals in these areas to offer quality medical services to the locals. One government hospital in the town was not in position to offer in-patient services’. At Bannu Hospital two duty doctors would be available round the clock and a gyneacologist would visit daily…..it is planned to develop a 60-bed capacity hospital here and initially we began with 12-bed capacity hospital”.
Laboratory services and medicines would also be offered at discounted prices; Dr. Charanjit Reddy said adding many doctors in Warangal and in the US as interested to visit the hospital to offer free services.