Telangana Raj Bhavan officials today organised a medical camp for the Konda Reddy tribesmen at a remote tribal hamlet Pusukunta on the banks of river Godavari in Bhadradri Kothagudem district and distributed health and hygiene kits to them on the occasion.
A team of Raj Bhavan officials led by Joint Secretary J Bhavani Shankar visited the village on the instructions from Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan. They distributed health and hygiene kits and masks, as envisaged by the Governor, to the people belonging to the backward tribal group Konda Reddys.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhavani Shankar said that the Governor has envisioned and initiated a special nutritional intervention programme to improve the nutritional status of the primitive tribal groups in the State.
“A massive survey has been taken up to assess the status and reasons of malnutrition among them. Based on the survey findings, a concrete action plan will be launched,” he added.
As a first step, the team comprising officials from the National Institution of Nutrition (NIN), the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and the ESIC medical college visited Pusukunta where primitive tribal people belonging to the Konda Reddy clan inhabit, and interacted with the beneficiaries. They also launched awareness programmes about health and nutrition among the tribal people.
IRCS Bhadradri Kothagudem district chairman Dr Kantha Rao, ESIC medical college doctors Hari Krishna and Ranjith and NIN research scholar Shivudu and a host of local public representatives too took part in the programme.
As part of the visit, a special medical camp for the children was organized by Dr Rajashekar, who examined a total of 30 tribal children at Pusukunta tribal habitation.