A total of 86, 240 persons were screened by doctors at medical camps organised by Chennai Corporation at 1,000 localities in the city.
Mayor Saidai Duraisamy inaugurated the mega medical camps on Thursday. Over 160 Corporation doctors, 700 private doctors and 2,000 employees participated in the camps, which will continue to be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. till Monday. Doctors from 60 private hospitals are expected to screen at least 20 lakh beneficiaries free of cost by the end of the five-day camp.
The civic body would focus on at least five neighbourhoods in each of the 200 wards and screen 1.5 lakh women belonging to self-help groups, one lakh homeless, 1.5 lakh employees with food business operators and one lakh migrant labourers in the city.
The beneficiaries will also get the best treatment using the resources with the private hospitals. Residents can call Corporation’s helpline 1913 to get details of camps in their ward. All the data collected from the residents on Thursday has been computerised to facilitate follow up action.