Over 6 lakh families in the district included under the scheme: Minister
TIRUCHI: A total number of 41 persons in the district had undergone free operations for various ailments in private hospitals under the ‘Kalaignar Insurance Scheme for Life Saving Treatment’ till now at a cost of Rs. 8.87 lakh, the State Transport Minister, K.N. Nehru, said on Saturday.
In a brief interaction with the media after enquiring the health condition of two patients who had undergone cancer surgeries at the Dr. G. Viswanathan Speciality Hospital in the city, the Minister said over 6 lakh families in the district had been included under the scheme.
Photographs of 10,500 families had been taken till now for providing them with smart cards under the scheme, Mr. Nehru said adding that 40 cameras had been sought to expedite the process of taking photographs of families with an annual income of Rs. 72,000 or less.
He said photographs of eligible families would be taken within 90 days and smart cards would be issued to them.
The Minister said this was for the first time in the State that a woman from Karur district had undergone cancer cheek operation at the Dr. G. Viswanathan Speciality Hospitals here under this scheme.
The Collector, T. Soundiah, Corporation Commissioner T. T. Balsamy, Dr. G. Viswanathan Speciality Hospitals, Chairman Dr. V. Kanagaraj, its Director Dr. K. Govindaraj and other medical specialists were present on the occasion.