Minister for Minor Irrigation T.G. Venkatesh emphasised the need for popularising the concept of oral health among the rural population.

Addressing the meeting at the inauguration of the 33rd conference of AP State Dental Association on Saturday, he said the government had expanded health services in a big way by appointing 5,000 doctors.

The Minister said he would explore the possibility of government assistance to start rural dental clinics.

He said dental diseases would be brought under Arogya Sri scheme. Mr. Venkatesh congratulated dentists, saying the image of Kurnool would be bolstered by hosting such events.

He asked doctors to remember the success of G. Pulla Reddy as a sweetmeat seller, Dr. Pinakapani in Classical Music and Mokshagundam Visweswaraiah, the architect, who were all linked to Kurnool.

Minister for Law, E. Pratap Reddy, said the government planned to improve medical education in the State by allocating additional resources.

Organising Chairman of the Conference, Amarsimha Reddy, Dental Association President Ravindra Reddy, State Secretary Ajay Benerjee and others were present.

  • ‘Dental diseases to be brought under Arogya Sri scheme’

  • ‘Government to improve medical education’