Former minister and TDP leader Atchannaidu who is now in the judicial remand over the ESI scam on Thursday tested positive for coronavirus. The senior TDP leader who is undergoing treatment in Vijayawada Ramesh Hospital reportedly has been suffering from severe cold and fever from a couple of days underwent tests and CTR scan on Wednesday.
Hospital authorities on Thursdays revealed that the test results turned positive and that Atchannaidu’s health is stable. As the hospital authorities ought to send a health bulletin of the leader every week, Ramesh Hospital Informed that they would inform the court about the leader undergoing corona treatment in isolation.
While tensions prevailed in Tekkali constituency, party cadre, followers and Atchannaidu’s family members raised concerns over the leader’s health condition. It can be noted that Atchannaidu was arrested by ACB officials in connection with ESI scam. The leader is under judicial custody from June 12.
According to ACB reports, Rs 150 crore of corruption has been identified in the ESI fund allocation of Rs 988 crore for 2018-19. While the interrogations are still going on, ACB officials claim to identify 19 influential people involved in the scam.