Doctor Krishna Prasad (54 years old) is a registered medical
professional years who gives medicines to patients at their doorsteps
in a village of Andhra Pradesh. Earlier, for a period of 10 years, he
would regularly get typhoid. Thus, he was unable to treat patients for
fear of infecting them. This resulted in an unfortunate loss of work
days, especially since he was the sole bread winner in the family. Now
he is happy to the extent that he has not fallen sick at all over the
past 1 ½ years since a unit of WaterHealth India of was set up.
Recounting his own experience, he always advises his patients to drink
the safe water provided by WHI, which he believes will guarantee a
reduction of both medical expenses and doctor’s fees.
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