He makes donation to NTR Vaidya Seva Trust

People can now donate to the NTR Vaidya Seva Trust directly. Those willing to support the State government can do at a click of a button through the web site. The donors are exempt from Income Tax under Section 80 (G).

Minister for Health Kamineni Srinivas, who inaugurated the offices of NTR Vaidya Seva Trust, Drug Control Administration and AP Pharmacy Council here on Friday, also donated Rs. 1 lakh to the trust. The five-storey buildings have also a call center for the NTR Vaidya Seva Trust. Dr. Srinivas later told reporters that the State government had been giving a major thrust for providing quality health care and had made a budgetary allocation of Rs. 1,000 crore this year.

The budget had been doubled to ensure quality tertiary medical care and treatment of identified diseases through identified network of health care providers, Dr. Srinivas said. Apart from NTR Vaidya Seva, the trust covers the Employees Health Scheme (EHS), ArogyaRaksha and the Amrutha Scheme, he said. Dr. Srinivas said that a data base of all networking hospitals is provided in the web site.

Director General of Drug Control Administration and CEO of NTR Vaidya Seva Trust Ravi Shankar Ayynaar said that information technology has been leveraged in a big way in the process of registration, pre-authorisation and submission of claims. The bills are also being processed in a short span of time, he said. Over 6,000 bills relating to EHS were cleared in just 14 days, he added.

AP Medical Services and Infrastructure Development Corporation chairman Lakshmipathi and others were present.  - The Hindu 


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