Staff Reporter

Thiruvananthapuram: The Health Department has sanctioned medical aid of over Rs.1 crore for 645 indigent patients in the State.

The decision was taken at the 16th governing body meeting of the Society for the Medical Assistance for the Poor, chaired by the Health Minister, P. K. Sreemathy, recently. A total of 378 persons who underwent brain or heart surgeries will receive Rs.20,000 each and 11 patients who underwent kidney transplant surgery Rs.15,000 each.

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