On the request of his daughter and Nizamabad MP K Kavitha, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao introduced a new scheme. He announced Rs 1000 pension per month to every patient suffering with lymphatic filariasis (Filaria). The new scheme will benefit the identified nearly 47,000 people who are suffering from filariasis.
Kavitha brought to KCR notice that several cases of filariasis were reported in her Parliamentary Constituency and also other areas in the state. She told the CM the victims are toiling to lead a normal life as they are denied jobs with body abnormalities.
Responding to Kavitha's request to provide help to the ailing persons, KCR called an emergency meeting with Health department officials and announced the new pension. It will provide relief to more than 40,000 patients.
KCR also decided to take up a village level survey and extend the pension scheme to all patients. Kavitha thanked Chief Minister for announcing the new scheme.