[Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) in FY 2019]
Project for Installation of Medical Equipment for the Hospitals in Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh - Inauguration Ceremony

Unveiling of the plaque indicating Japan's assistance
Staff of the Rural Development Trust
Medical equipment donated by Japan
Beds donated by Japan
On 1 December 2021, Mr. Taga Masayuki, Consul-General of Japan in Chennai, inaugurated medical equipment at the RDT Hospital in Bathalapalli, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh. The equipment was funded by the Government of Japan with a US$86,602 grant under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). This project was implemented by the Rural Development Trust (RDT), a non-governmental organisation working to empower vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Through this project, 49 units of medical equipment, ranging from beds and blood analyser to transportable ventilator and electrocardiograph monitors, were donated for use in RDT’s General Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Infectious Diseases Centre. These units will be used to diagnose and treat numbers of outpatients and inpatients, including expecting mothers, new born babies, and those fighting HIV.
During the inauguration ceremony, Mrs. Anne Ferrer, Executive Director, Rural Development Trust, said: “We are very happy to have support of Japan at our hospital located in this rural area. I think it is this kind of solidarity across borders that will help us through the ongoing crisis.”
Consul-General Taga said: “I highly appreciate the efforts made by RDT to run this hospital and help the people of rural communities. I hope that the medical equipment will be effectively utilised to benefit the patients who need help and improve the health and welfare of local residents.”
The Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai has been providing GGP grants to various grassroots projects in South India since 1990. In the past ten years (Fiscal Year 2011/12 to 2020/21), a total of US$1,739,803 were donated to 18 projects in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.