Mahesh Babu says he has been associated with Rainbow Hospitals for seven years

A 150-bed paediatric tertiary care hospital of the Rainbow group was inaugurated, opposite the Dr. NTR Health University administrative office, by movie star Mahesh Babu here on Wednesday.

Rainbow group chairman and managing director Kancharla Ramesh said the Rainbow Hospital of Women and Children was one of a kind facility in a two tier city. Every mother and child in India should have access to world-class healthcare was the vision of the Rainbow group, he said. “After the success in Hyderabad we wanted to make sure that similar facility was accessible to the people of Coastal Andhra and Khammam,” he said.

Advanced maternal and foetal medical services have been introduced by the group at the Vijayawada centre. With the 3D and 4D ultrasound equipment and trained foetal medicine specialists it would be possible to diagnose and treat foetal defects including congenital heart defects, he said.

Mr. Mahesh Babu said he had been associated with the Rainbow Hospitals for the past seven years - that is from the time his son Gowtham was born. Doctors at Rainbow Hospital also took care of his daughter Sitara who was born last July.

“I like the facilities at Vijayawada hospital,” he said. Director of the hospital Nori Suryanarayan said babies become suddenly sick and it was very difficult to rush them to Hyderabad in that unstable condition. Several babies whose lives could have been saved were lost when they were being rushed to Hyderabad. The hospital would be dealing with high-risk pregnancies also, he said.

Head of Rainbow group intensive care services Dinesh Chirla, paediatric intensivist Rakshay Shetty, neonatologist Janaki Ballav Pradhan and group medical director Parvez Ahmad were among those present.