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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Special medical camp conducted in Tuticorin

The Department of Health conducted a special medical camp under the `Varumun Kappom' scheme at Tuticorin on Friday.

It was organised to provide comprehensive health check up to the people residing in the jurisdiction of Mapillayoorani Primary Health Centre.

The Minister for Animal Husbandry, P. Geetha Jeevan, the Collector, R. Palaniyandi and the Deputy Director of Health Services, S. Uma, supervised the proceedings at the camp.

A team of 20 doctors and 30 para-medical staff examined about 700 people for communicable and non-communicable diseases. Minor ailments were attended to.

Blood and urine tests were carried out and modern gadgets such as semi auto analysers were used. Pregnant women underwent tests on ultra sonogram to check for abnormalities.

As many as 45 electro cardio gram tests were conducted. Ms. Uma said that allopathic medicines worth Rs. 7,500 and siddha medicines worth Rs. 1,800 were distributed free of cost.

Referral and follow up camps would be held at institutions such as Tuticorin Medical College and Hospital and Government Hospitals at taluk headquarters.

The entire data collected from the camp would be computerised and used for planning purposes.

Official sources said that a total of 252 camps would be organised in the district under the `Varumun Kappom' scheme before March 31, 2009.

Source: The Hindu

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