Collector M. Veerabrahmaiah said that ailments such as asthma and allergy were on the rise and called upon the people to take measures for preventing them.

He was speaking after inaugurating the free asthma and allergy awareness and medical camp organised jointly by Kesava ENT hospital in association with Karimnagar ENT association and Lions club of Karimnagar and Satavahana in Karimnagar town on Sunday. The Collector said that Karimnagar district was progressing at a rapid pace on the industrial and agriculture front.

Appreciating the organisers for conducting the health camp, he also urged upon the Lions club members to educate the people about the importance of literacy. He opined that the literacy would eradicate the spread of diseases. He also asked them to adopt the government headquarters hospital and ensure that the medical services were reaching the poorer sections of society.

ENT surgeon Ch. Ramana Chary said that more than 80 per cent of the people were suffering from allergy diseases in Karimnagar district due to pollution and added that the allergy leads to asthma. He said that around 300 patients had registered for the treatment at medical camp organised by ENT association. Doctors Vishnu Rao, Prabhakar Reddy, Rajender, Pawan Kumar and others were present.

Free health camp organised jointly by Kesava ENT hospital in association with Karimnagar ENT Association and Lions club of Karimnagar