NAGAPATTINAM: A scanner worth Rs.2.80 lakh was handed over to the Thalainayar PHC at the health mela organised under the MPLADS here at Keezhvelur on Monday.
The Dia Theramy machines at a cost of Rs.21,000 each were distributed to the PHCs of Thalainayar, Thirupoondi and Thevur. Under the Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity assistance scheme, Rs.3,000 was distributed to each of 20 women. The camp was organised as part of the provision for conduct of five health camps under the MPLADS annually.
A.K.S.Vijayan, MP, stated that under the Chief Minister's Kannoli Kaapom Scheme, over 93,877 students from over 447 schools were screened for ophthalmological disorders at a cost of Rs.60,000. Over 2,835 students were provided with free spectacles.
Presiding over the occasion, Collector C. Munianathan stated that three PHCs with 30-bedded facilities had been conceived and four PHCs would be converted into upgraded PHCs. Construction works were under progress for the above projects,
Further, the Manalmedu PHC would be converted into an upgraded PHC. Further, under the Kalaignar's Health Insurance Scheme, of the 1,950 beneficiaries identified, 1,823 beneficiaries had undergone surgeries at a cumulative expenditure of Rs.5.60 crore.
A similar health camp was organised at Thalainayar on Monday, where over 2,442 people underwent various check-ups and five were referred to treatment under the Kalaignar's Health Insurance Scheme.
Poorva Devi, Joint Director, Health, V. Vairamani, Deputy Director, Health were among those present.