Telangana govt makes bus travel free for kidney patients

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Hyderabad: The Telangana government has made the kidney patients eligible for free travel in the buses of state-owned Telangana State Road Development Corporation (TSRTC).

The 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.

This will be beneficial for at least 7,600 persons, suffering from kidney disease, sources said.

Instructions were issued to all depots to implement the government order, said the TSRTC Managing Director Sunil Sharma.

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

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