extraordinary. In the history of broadcast journalism in India for the first time a TV channel executed a fund raiser to support the cause of a multi speciality hospital in Kuchipudi village without sponsors.
Former Supreme Court Judge Jasti Chalameswar and local MLA Uppuleti Kalpana lauded the efforts of Silicoandhra founder Kuchibhotla Anand and TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash for bringing hi-tech health care to the doorsteps of the needy. Artist Radheshyam entertained by performing world famed Kuchipudi Yakshaganam. Locals from Pamarru and other villages of Krishna district attended the event in large numbers.
Ravi Prakash SiliconAndhra Sanjivani hospital has been built completely with crowd funding. Many locals from the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich contributed from a mere hundred rupees to a few crores – donations poured in for the philanthropic cause.
The six floors of Sanjivani hospital with a total area of one lakh sq ft was completed in record time and the Out patient department was thrown open to public. Medical equipment for the multi speciality hospital is being set up and doctors from USA and India are all set to offer their services for free.
Through the Ravi Prakash Foundation TV9 CEO donated Rs. 4 crore for the construction. Fund raising activity has been supported through many hours of non-stop LIVE telecast.