A man who is from Kudumsare village in Chintapalli Mandal, Andra Pradesh, had no other option than to carry his six month old daughter across deep water and then he walked for five kilometers to reach the nearest health centre because of the rain that had lashed various parts of the state.
A 30 year old resident of Kumudsare Pangi Satibabu was extremely worried as it had been so many days and his daughter’s fever had not subsided.
Despite of the huge risk ,and many people warning him about the danger he decided to wade through the deep waters and carry his daughter across, he had no other choice as all the roads connecting his village to the other parts of the village were heavily flooded because of the rain. The News Minute reported that the child is out of danger and is better now.
As 30 to 40 percent of the villages in the Agency area of Visakhapatnam do not have road connectivity the villagers have to suffer from lack of basic healthcare and education facilities. This situation is even more worse in tribal areas said a social activist Mr srinivas Ganjivarupu.
As per the 2011 Census, even though the Visakhapatnam District has a population of 42,88,113, the Agency areas consists of 17 mandals and constitute 2400 tribal villages. For every 30,000 people there should be one primary health centre.
To many tribal communities the Agency area which is located in the Eastern Ghats is a home for them. And you know 90% of the population of this area belongs to tribal people including the vulnerable groups.
Before the State decides to construct an elementary school and a healthcare centre there is a dire need of proper roads.