Amitabh Bachchan to be part of Andhra Pradesh health campaign

  • PTI, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2015 10:05 IST

His face and baritone is now synonymous with polio eradication campaign -

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. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is now set to be part of an awareness campaign on health issues like maternal and child mortality, helmed by Andhra Pradesh Government.

"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.

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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