Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE: The Rotary Club of Mangalore Central will organise free health check-up camps at 12 government Kannada-medium primary schools in Mangalore taluk on July 13, according to Devadas Rai, public relations officer of the club.

Addressing presspersons here on Friday, he said that as many as 80 doctors would conduct tests on the students. Members of the Family Doctors’ Association would also pitch in. The club’s objective this year was to reduce the child mortality rate. Ten poor students in each of the 12 schools would be given footwear on the day. Their parents would also be given insurance cover. The annual premium of each policy would be only Rs. 6, Mr. Rai said and added that each school would be equipped with a drinking water purifier. He said the club would distribute books worth Rs. 50,000 to different schools in the taluk this year. It would also organise a sports event for destitute children here in November. As many as 1,000 children were expected to participate, he added. A new bus stand would also be constructed at Kuttar. The new office-bearers of the club would take charge at a function here on June 24.

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