Apollo Hospitals organised a mega free health camp for the residents of Pallappatti town in Karur district on Saturday.
The camp was organised as part of the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s 65th birthday celebrations with the coordination of the Pallappatti Town Panchayat and AIADMK.
Transport Minister V.Senthil Balaji and Karur MP M. Thambi Durai participated as guests of honour at the inaugural of the camp.
Mr. Balaji said that the State government was intent on protecting the all-round health of people and was taking extra cautious steps to address their requirements.
Public health facilities in the State were being upgraded and advanced equipment were being added to suit the patients’ needs.
Mr.Thambi Durai said that the Chief Minister was particular that the health insurance and other welfare schemes concerning the health aspects of the beneficiaries and their families were accorded priority in implementation.
A healthy society was the launch pad of a developed State and the officials were striving to achieve that position, he noted.
They thanked the Apollo Hospitals for bringing a host of specialists in faculties including General Medicine, General and laparoscopic Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Paediatrics, Dentistry, ENT, Urology, Orthopaedics and nephrology.
Besides them physiotherapists, counsellors and diet counsellors were at hand to offer support to the participants.
Echo screening was done for more than 150 participants suffering from heart ailments.
More than 1,450 persons were screened in the camp for various ailments and investigations such as blood sugar levels, ECG, Echocardiogram were done free of cost.
Apollo Hospital management identified individuals who could benefit getting treatment under the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme and during the camp a total of 60 persons were identified.
Pallappatti Town panchayat chairman C.A.Syed Ibrahim provided immense cooperation in conducting the camp.
Apollo Hospitals Deputy General Manager A. Samuel said the institution understood the medicare needs of the Pallappatti residents through a survey and promised to fill the gaps in their public healthcare delivery in association with other agencies.
There was a plan to operate a medical emergency centre at Pallappatti between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and the facility would include a full fledged ambulance.