Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan on 6 January 2015 named as the Brand Ambassador of Andhra Pradesh (AP) health sector. His appointment was announced by the AP Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas in Hyderabad.
Being the brand ambassador of AP health sector, he will be participating in various health-related campaigns of AP government. However, Bachchan will not take any remuneration for the services he would be rendering to the state as its health ambassador.
Health Sector of Andhra Pradesh
The AP health sector was the severely affected by the bifurcation of AP and Telangana as major corporate hospitals and medical and health institutions were all located in Hyderabad.
The State government was seeking the help of experts and renowned medical doctors and specialists in various fields to promote health facilities from primary health centres to tertiary hospitals in public sector and offer latest treatment for diseases like cancer.
Moreover, the government released funds to Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences of Andhra Pradesh for rejuvenating the health sector.
Who: Amitabh Bachchan
When: 6 January 2015