Big B to take part in AP Government's campaign on health

Feb 17, 2015, 07:42 IST | PTI

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan would take part in an awareness campaign of Andhra Pradesh Government on health issues like maternal and child mortality.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

"The Principal Secretary (Health) is going to Mumbai next week. He will meet him (Bachchan) with regard to the campaign which would be mainly on maternal and child mortality. We want a script that suits

his functioning to be made by appropriately experienced people," Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas told reporters here today.

The Government had earlier announced the 72-year-old popular actor, who is brand ambassador for polio eradication campaign in India, would be helping the State to highlight health issues.

Meanwhile, Srinivas also said the foundation stone for the proposed AIIMS-like institution in Andhra Pradesh would be laid next month.

He said Union Health Minister J P Nadda has agreed to lay the foundation for the institution, proposed to be located in the Vijayawada-Guntur region, where the new state capital would come up.

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