72nd Republic Day was celebrated with much fan fare in Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute in its premises today. On this occassion, Sri Nandamuri Balakrishna, BIACH&RI has unflured the national flag in the monring.
After the flag hoisting, the children treated for Cleft Clip under Smile Train program of BIACH&RI has sung the national anthem to salute Indian Flag.
Addressing the gathering of doctors, staff members, patients and general public attending the program, Sri Nandamuri Balakrishna has said that India achieved independece due to selfless service done by several great people and later became republic after constitution has been drafted under the leadership of Dr Baba Sahed Ambedkar. He said that over a period of seven decades, India has emerged as one of leading democratic nation. Following the footsteps of several such great souls, Later Sri NT Rama Rao has established Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute to provide world class cancer care to poor. Appreciating the efforts of doctors, medical staff in providing care to patients despite COVID pandemic with much bravary, He expressed condolences over death of several such front line health workers.
Expressing hapiness over availaibility of Vaccine, Sri Nandamuri Balakrishna said that scientists from India made the nation proud in developing vaccines that are now available for India and also been sent across world. Informing that vaccination program has begun in Basavatarkaam Indo American Cancer Hospital, He thanked the Telangana Government and State Health Department for providing vaccine it BIACH&RI staff members.
Further revealing the details of a special program for children suffering Cleft Lip & Palate provided by BIACH&RI under the name Smile Train. He explained that the program lead by renowned plastic surgeon Dr Mukund Reddy, the entire treatment that includes surgery is provided free of cost to the children. Under this program till date 3232 children were treated at the hospital, he added and expressed happiness that 92 % of children are living very normal life.
On this occasion, Sri Veera Prasad and Smt. Veera Prasad, Proddutoor, Cuddapah District has donaed Rs.1,00,000/- to the hospital on the ocassion of their marriage anniversary.
Earlier Sri Nandamuri Balakrishna garlanded the statues of Late Sri NT Rama Rao and Smt. Basavatarakam in the premises of the hospital. The program was attended by Sri JSR Prasad, Trust Board Member, BIACH&RI; Dr RV Prabhakar Rao, CEO, BIACH&RI; Dr TS Rao, Medical Director, BIACH&RI; Sri G Ravi Kumar, COO, BIACH&RI; Dr. Phani Koteswara Rao, MS, BIACH&RI; Dr Kalpana Raghunath, Associate Director (Academics), BIACH&RI and other heads of medical and non medical departments, staff members, patients.