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CAREFUL CHECK: Drivers of heavy vehicles being checked at a special health camp in Dindigul on Tuesday.
CAREFUL CHECK: Drivers of heavy vehicles being checked at a special health camp in Dindigul on Tuesday.

Periodical medical check up for all drivers of Government and private buses is essential to ensure safety of passengers.

Besides creating awareness among people on road rules and regulations, the Regional Transport Office in Dindigul has conducted a special health camp at its office near Collectorate on Tuesday to check the health condition of drivers of TNSTC (Division-IV) Limited and private operators, including mini-buses.

A complete check up is being done for drivers as part of 17th Road Safety Week celebrations. A 35-member team, comprising doctors and paramedical staff of three hospitals, checked eyes and ears of each driver and trainee drivers of various driving schools.

Special equipment were used to gauge the hearing capacity of drivers. Hearing capacity of each ear was checked separately to identify the defects accurately. Blood pressure and blood sugar levels were also checked. Spectacles made at the camp itself were distributed to needy drivers. Regional Transport Officer, Rama. Sundaram, TNSTC Divisional Manager, (Technical) K. Chandrasekaran spoke. Early identification and early intervention are magical words for rehabilitation was a piece of advice from doctors.

From K. Raju in Dindigul

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