With liver diseases affecting thousands of people every year, Chennai Liver Foundation (CLF) has been taking forward information on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of liver-related diseases to the general public.

It seeks to dispel myths misguiding people’s understanding of the risks and impact of liver diseases.

Regular screening organised

A voluntary organisation, CLF has been conducting regular screening camps.

Free treatment is provided to those who cannot afford it.

CLF also strives to collect a corpus fund to use for the treatment of liver diseases, including surgery for cancers involving the liver and pancreas, according to a press release.

Reduce widening gap

The foundation wants to reduce the widening gap between the need and availability of organs for transplantation.

To engage more people from different walks of life to support the cause, the foundation is reaching out to people through face-to-face meetings, dinner get-togethers and the social media.

CLF is run by a team of experts headed by R.P. Shanmugam, senior surgical gastroenterologist.

Mohamed Rela, director of Institute of Liver Diseases, Global Hospitals, is its chief patron.

To know more about the foundation, visit http://chennailiverfoundation.org.

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