HYDERABAD: On Monday, when Syed Khadeer tweeted photos of his sister-in-law’s baby asking for some help, little did he know that his plea would catch the attention of Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao.Khadeer said: “The 21-day-old baby, who was born with a cleft lip and palate, faces difficulties during breastfeeding. She is thus always hungry and crying.”
“Earlier, we had gone to CARE Hospital and wanted her to be treated under the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. However, they did not accept,” Khadeer said, adding that his sister’s family was very poor and could not afford the treatment.It was then that he decided to approach activists and politicians through Twitter. KTR in response to the tweet wrote, “Absolutely will do @KTRoffice please get this done asap (sic).”
“Officials from KTR’s office told us to go to hospital and give an estimate for the surgeries,” Khadeer said. He will be approaching Rainbow Hospital for estimation on Tuesday.
The IT Minister also responded to the pleas of two more twitterati and assured them of help. One of them tweeted that his sister had blood cancer and was in dire need of help.Suryapet resident Praveen Kumar wrote, “My sister is ill with blood cancer. She is admitted at a cancer hospital in Lakdi ka pul. We are very poor family. Please help me sir.”KTR responded saying, “We will get her treated at MNJ cancer hospital @KTRoffice please contact and get the child to MNJ asap.”
Another person, Venkatesh, tweeted that his building watchman’s daughter met with an accident and had fractured both her wrists. “...When taken to Citizen’s hospital for treatment under Arogyasri, they asked them to go to Kakinada or pay `2 lakh,” wrote Venkatesh. In response, KTR wrote, “We will take care @KTRoffice discuss with NIMS & @TelanganaHealth office and get the treatment taken care of.”
Electric vehicles to replace diesel garbage trucks
Hyderabad: After the recent announcement by the Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, K T Rama Rao that electric vehicles will be introduced to replace the diesel-trucks presently used for garbage collection in GHMC, Corporation has ordered electric autos from Hyderabad based Gayam Motor Works. “This fleet of electric vehicles communicates real-time status. GHMC’s waste management system will now be monitored from a single location by officials. This will improve per vehicle productivity, reduce non-compliance and eliminate manual tracking for monitoring. Communities benefit from optimised operations, beautified public spaces and reduced carbon footprint’’, GHMC Commissioner, B Janardhan Reddy said.