Pinnamaneni family gather for stone-laying ceremony at HEAL Paradise Village WITH well over 400 children now resident at HEAL Paradise Village, development work is moving forward on Phase Two at the flagship educational campus. The school buildings are fully operational, along with boys and girls dormitories, guest rooms, an institute for the visually challenged and a vocational training centre. The next step is to see progress being made on two significant buildings on site – the Pinnamaneni Dasaradhamaiah Senior Volunteer Residences and the Navaratna Siromani Bellam Health Centre. A ceremony was held this week for the laying of the foundation stone for the Pinnamaneni Dasaradhamaiah Senior Volunteer Residences, with the Pinnamaneni family out in force to celebrate the occasion. HEAL Paradise chairman Dhana Prakash Pinnamaneni, founder and managing director of Model Dairy, near Vijayawada, has been a driving force behind the village development and has donated Rs.10,00,000 for the senior residences and an additional one acre of land, valued at eight lacs, to the project. The Pinnamaneni family have also donated a classroom in memory of Dr Narasimha Rao Pinnamaneni. Meanwhile, work has already begun on construction of the health centre building at Paradise which has a completion target of the end of the year. An early artist’s impression of the health centre at HEAL Paradise Village The Navaratna Siromani Bellam Health Centre, donated by HEAL USA’s Dr Radhakrishna Bellam and family, will provide on-site health care for children, staff and volunteers. HEAL has already held health clinics at the village complex, offering medical support and guidance to villagers from the surrounding area. The centre will also incorporate the HEAL/ELoH Artificial Limb Centre, funded by Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope, to support child amputees in India. Donations are still most welcome towards the cost of medical equipment such as examination couches, furniture, beds etc. and HEAL intends to make full use of advances in telecommunication and information technology to provide Telemedicine services at its health centre. This involves breaking down distance barriers in order to provide improved clinical health care and medical services that would otherwise not be available in remote rural communities of India and will allow HEAL to make full use of medical expertise volunteered by its many supporters in the health care community.