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AP Govt declares Health Emergency in East Godavari


East Godavari district hospitals are witnessing spurt in number of patients affected with viral fever. With the increase in number of inpatients from the agency areas, Government of Andhra Pradesh declared health emergency in the district. Doctors attributed the reasons for viral fever to contamination water. Drinking water schemes by the TDP government have failed to work in the Agency areas.

Hundreds of people are being treated in both government and private hospitals. One more kid died in Chaparai village of Y Ramavaram mandal in East Godavari district on Wednesday increasing the toll to 17 deaths in the tribal area. The boy was suffering from malaria and died while being shifted to Kakinada for better treatment. Another 200 people were taken sick and officers are making arrangements to shift them to hospitals in Rampachodaram and Visakhapatnam.

CPI and Congress have earlier demanded the government to declare health emergency. 117 people in the Yetapaka and 273 people in V R Puram are suffering from viral fever. Around 31 Koyas have fallen sick. The medical staff and doctors are collecting blood samples from the victims and provide appropriate medication.

As per the reports, as many as 2,264 cases have been registered in East Godavari district alone. Vishakapatnama and Vizianagaram have registered 1,600 and 1,000 malaria cases respectively. With the onset of monsoon, about 6,000 malaria cases have been registered in the State. Doctors and officials are requesting people to take measures to avoid these diseases.

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Andhra MP cautions about danger of Bacardi Breezer


TDP first-time MP Dr Ravindra Babu is known of for unorthodox practice of politics. He forgets that he is a member of a political party and bound by the rules and norms of the party follows. Ravindrababu, an IRS officer turned politician is brimming with the enthusiasm to reform the society overnight. Though his concern is genuine, he is not supposed to put his ideas across as a rebel, but like a member of the political party.

The other day, in a TV panel discussion, the talked something about alcoholism among the forces. Later he stoked a controversy by commenting on the practice of our space scientists who perform pujas before launching satellites and immersion of idols in the water resources. Though he sounded rational he should not forget that he is not a rationalist on mission of debunking superstitions. He represents a party which holds a different policy on such subjects. Can he talk about the vastu mania of his party president and the burden it is putting on the taxpayer?

Since he is a first-time MP his party may be giving long rope for him, or his boss might not have found time to concentrate on these issues, because TDP supremo is caught up in still bigger problems. Now, he raised an interesting subject one should think of.

Now, the MP from Amalapuram, East Godavari district, raised a banner of revolt against the selling of low-spirit beverages to young people freely in the name of Breezer. His target is Bacardi Breezer which contains 4.8 per cent alcohol, covered in fruit flavors. According to Ravindrababu, who is a qualified MBBS doctor, such type of Breezers would serve as gate-way-drinks into alcoholism. Its a genuine concern from a doctor. “We should not forget the fact that Bacardi is an international alcohol major and has been into the manufacture and sale of different varieties of liquors,” he cautions.

He said he had learnt about the abuse of Bacardi Breezer by watching the young people at many places. He personally observed widespread habit of taking Bacardi Breezer among the youth in educational institutes and found that it was most sought-after drink among the youth.

He is planning to write letter to Prime Minister Modi, union health minister and other officials of union health department.

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