Bus travel free for kidney patients in Telangana

Nalgunda: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao addresses a party rally in Nalgunda on Dec 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Nalgunda: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao addresses a party rally in Nalgunda on Dec 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Hyderabad, Feb 17. Kidney patients in Telangana will now be eligible for free travel in the buses of state-owned Telangana State Road Development Corporation (TSRTC).

Under an
order issued by the state government, about 7,600 kidney patients covered under
‘Aarogyasri’, a scheme for free treatment of poor patients, and who are
undergoing dialysis will be extended the facility of free bus travel.

TSRTC
Managing Director Sunil Sharma
said instructions were issued to all depots to implement the
order.

The state
government will reimburse Rs 12.22 crore per annum to TSRTC for this facility
for kidney patients
.

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