A mobile heart disease screening facility (ambulance) opens in Kadapa District, showing a 9% mortality rate among patients with these diseases.
The Rotary Foundation of the United States has given $ 76,695 (nearly 56 lakh) to the Rotary Club of Kadapa as part of a global grant that will be used to procure the ambulance, says President C. Sivarami Reddy, who is from Hyderabad Public School Inspired by chairman Fayaz Khan, known for his altruistic attitude.
“The ambulance will have a state-of-the-art equipment set with EGC and 2D echo devices.
The vehicle will screen patients in rural areas for heart disease, ”said Rotary Club Governor B. Chinnapa Reddy.
In many cases, people tend to attribute chest pain to gas or muscle cramps without knowing it could be a sign of heart disease, says club assistant governor and doctor V. Pratap Reddy, who donated ₹ 7.5 lakh to the cause.
physical therapy centre
Mr. Sivarami Reddy and Treasurer Sharif each contributed ₹ 1 lakh. Dr. Pratap Reddy says a rehabilitation center for seniors is also being planned.
A similar grant was made to the Tirupati Rotary Club a few years ago to purchase a mobile cancer screening facility for women in the Rayalaseema area.
The ambulance is managed by the SVIMS super special hospital.