ANDHRA PRADESH

TANA Foundation donates US$ 60,000

Special Correspondent

Two prominent Telugu doctors donate to health foundation

HYDERABAD: Impressed by the service activities of Sai Oral Health Foundation, two prominent Telugu doctors, Sai Ram Atluri and Pratha Atluri from Cincinnati, USA, have donated US $ 60,000 to it, through TANA Foundation, a division of the Telugu Association of North America.

The Sai Foundation has been running free of cost dental clinics for school children and poor people in Hyderabad, Krishna, Ranga Reddy and Nalgonda districts.

400 patients

Every week over 400 patients are being treated at these clinics, A. S. Narayana, organising secretary of the Sai Foundation said in a statement.

Eye surgeries

Dr. Narayana said the foundation had also been sponsoring cataract surgeries and treatment of other eye ailments for the poor at M. S. Reddy Lions Eye Hospital and L. V. Prasad Eye Institute here.

De-fluoridation plants

Another service was to the fluorosis affected people in seven villages of Nalgonda district by setting up de-fluoridation plants.

This has come in for appreciation by experts from various countries the latest being Narongsakdi, Director-General, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.

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