The Andhra Pradesh government has sprung up a controversy after passing a government order for paying the dental bills of its finance minister's treatment in Singapore as reported in India Today.

Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu went to Singapore to undergo a root canal treatment which was billed at Rs 2.88 lakh. The cost of the minister's treatment was borne by the state. The minister took treatment at Azure Dental.

The sanction of the amount drew criticism on social media platforms.

Many questioned if root canal treatment is not available in India