A free heart check-up camp will be held at Shripad Hegde Kadave Institute of Medical Sciences (SHKIMS) here on Friday.

Surgery for the needy will be done in Bangalore. Cardiologist Ravishankar Shetti from Bangalore will conduct the camp.

The camp is being held by Sri V.R. Deshpande Memorial Trust, Haliyal, and TSS'S Shripad Hegde Kadave Institute of Medical Sciences (SHKIMS).

Trust's project manager D.S. Bhat told presspersons that the surgery facility would be extended to students of Class I to X, BPL card-holders and children below the age of six.

‘Utkarsh'

The camp was being undertaken under the “Utkarsh” programme for the integrated development of Uttar Kannada, focussing on health, education, women's empowerment, and children's welfare, the project manager said.

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