I am glad to inform you that we are going to hold ‘A.P. Peoples Health Assembly’ on 16th September at Dr. J. Sesha Reddy Vignana Kendram, Nellore. I am sure, many of the seniors here knew Dr. J. Sesha Reddy.
However, for the sake of others, I would briefly introduce Dr. JS,as he is fondly remembered. Dr.JS was one of the founders of Peoples Poly Clinic (PPC), Nellore. He was also one of the founder leaders of Peoples Science Movement and Peoples Health Movement in Andhra Pradesh. He had been a dedicated peoples doctor, passionate health activist and inspiring leader till he breathed his last in June 2008. Since then, we are organising annual seminars in his memory, to highlight contemporary issues in peoples health. This year happens to be the tenth death anniversary year of Dr. JS. Hence, we planned to combine Dr. JS Memorial 10th annual seminar with AP Peoples Health Assembly.
Indranil and Rich accepted our invitation to attend as guests. Gargeya helped in coordinating with them. Gargeya too is supposed to attend, but since he is occupied with NPHA coordination, he expressed his inability to attend.
Indranil will speak on ‘NHPS – Peoples money & Private Profits’ and Rich on ‘JSA-PBI National Campaign on Strengthening Public Provisioning of Healthcare in India’.
As part of Peoples Health Assembly, delegates from across the state will reflect upon the plight of health care services in their respective division/town/village. There is also going to be a discussion on Chronic Kidney Diseases, as there has been a rise in the incidence of CKD in certain areasof AP.
I am also glad to inform you that we are releasing the Telugu translation of ‘Dissenting Diagnosis’ on this occasion.