Growing YS Jagan's Popularity Haunts Chandrababu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is in Jittery as the popularity of YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is  growing  leaps and bounds  ever since the opposition leader embarked on Praja Sankalpa Yatra in November first week in AP.

Jealous over the immense support received by YS Jagan in his Padayatra from people, Chandrababu unfolded a big political drama. The TDP Chief launched Janmabhoomi programme from Pulivendula from where YSR Congress Chief elected as MLA.  

In a bid to counter YS Jagan's promise made during his  Padayatra  that all health ailments  will be covered under Arogyasri, the chief minister announced bio-metric system will be introduced in all government hospitals and maintain proper records in every health care centre. But he failed to strengthen infrastructure in hospitals for the last four years. Chandrababu also did not take any measures to provide corporate medical treatment to poor under Arogyasri.  Instead he weakened the scheme. 

YS Jagan has made promise that all the ailments for which medical bill crossed Rs 1000 will be brought under Arogyasri.  People's leader and former Chief Minister Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy was the brain behind free health scheme for the poor. 

The telemedicine scheme announced by Chandrababu was also riddled with many loopholes. The possibility of misuse of the scheme by officials was plenty. It is wondering how poor will get prescription from the doctors without basis infrastructure like diagnosis facility in telemetry system. 

The measures and reforms  taken up  by Chandrababu in Health department gave ample indication that the government conspired to shut health centers government sector in a phased manner like the government schools closed down. 
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