: People suffering from diseases suspected to be caused by exposure to aerial spraying of endosulfan will be provided free treatment at a medical college in Mangalore.

As per a memorandum signed by the district administration and Yenepoya Medical College in Mangalore, the hospital would provide free treatment and required medicines to the victims while the district administration would bear the cost of the medical bill. Those who have been issued bio-metric cards can avail themselves of free treatment at the medical college while others should bring a letter issued by the District Medical Officer or the officials concerned, an official release here said.


A memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed by Vice-Chancellor P. Chandramohan and District Collector K.N. Satheesh on the Yenepoya University campus in Mangalore on Monday.

Deputy Collector P. K. Sudhir Babu, who is in charge of relief and rehabilitation of the victims; Deputy District Medical Officer M.C. Vimalraj; University Controller of Examinations K.P. Jayarajan; University Registrar K. Janardhana; and Arogya Keralam District Programme Manager Mohammed Ashil; were among those who attended the programme held on the campus of the university.