Andhra Pradesh government announces Rs 5 lakh to relatives of residential school snakebite victims – New Indian Express | Tech Reddy


By Express News Service

VIZIANAGARAM: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday announced Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the relatives of Ranjit Kumar, a student of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule BC Welfare Residential School in Kurupam, who died after being bitten by a snake

He ordered the district officials to deliver the compensation to the student’s relatives as soon as possible and bear the expenses for the treatment of two other students, who are undergoing treatment.

“As per the Chief Minister’s direction, we will hand over the compensation to the student’s relatives in a day or two,” Collector A Suryakumari said in a statement.

The condition of two students – E Vamsi and V Naveen – who are undergoing treatment at the Tirumala hospital, has improved, doctors said. However, they continued to be on ventilator support. Dr PSV Ramarao, ICU in-charge of Tirumala Hospital said, “Snake bite victims Vamsi and Naveen are still in ICU. Their condition is better than Friday. However, it will take another 48 hours to know the exact state of health.”

Ranjit Kumar’s funeral was held on Saturday at Dalayipeta village in Komarada mandal in the district. Meanwhile, TDP leaders G Sandhya Rani, K Appalanaidu and others visited the Tirumala Hospital and inquired about the health condition of the two students. They demand that the government give better compensation to the student’s relatives. The trio was bitten by the snake while sleeping in their inn room.


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