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Arogya Sparsham project launched in Malappuram

Minister for Health V.S. Sivakumar inaugurating the Arogya Sparsham project in Malappuram on Sunday.
Minister for Health V.S. Sivakumar inaugurating the Arogya Sparsham project in Malappuram on Sunday.

All taluk hospitals in the State will soon have dialysis units, Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar has said.

He was speaking at the inaugural of a novel health project titled Arogya Sparsham here on Sunday.

The Minister said the government would start new de-addiction centres as part of the new liquor policy.

The Arogya Sparsham project, being implemented by the District Panchayat’s Kidney Patients Welfare Society, in association with the Kerala Private Medical Technicians Association (KPMTA), will provide free service for kidney patients in private medical laboratories in the district.

District panchayat vice-president P.K. Kunhu presided over the function.

Mr. Sivakumar distributed handbooks for kidney patients and deeds of understanding with the medical laboratories.

KPMTA State secretary Shareef Paloli explained the project. District panchayat standing committee chairpersons V. Sudhakaran, T. Vanaja, and Sakeena Pulpadan, councillor A.K. Abdurahman, District Medical Officer V. Ummer Farook, and chief coordinator Ramesh Kumar spoke. KPWS coordinator and councillor Umer Arakkal welcomed the gathering.

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