Staff Reporter

To be held from Wednesday

DINDIGUL: Three special medical camps will be held in Dindigul and in Kodaikanal to identify acute cases and provide advanced medical care in private hospitals under Kalaignar Insurance Scheme for Life Savings Treatments, according to T. Jayabal, Joint Director of Health Services here on Monday.

First camp meant for detection of cancer cases would be held on February 3 at Collectorate in association with Devaki Cancer Hospital, Madurai.

Second camp for the detection of eye ailments would also be held on Collectorate campus with the help of Arvind Eye Hospital, Madurai on February 5.

The third camp would be held at Kalai Arangam in Kodaikanal with Madurai Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai to detect patients affected by 51 diseases mentioned under this scheme.

All camps would be held between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the respective places.

Specialists from these hospitals would diagnose patients and identify acute cases for immediate treatment. Advanced treatment including surgery, if necessary, would be given to them at these hospitals free of cost, he added.

For further details, patients and beneficiaries may contact the hospital through telephone number 0451-2432497.

Advanced treatment

A total of 1,983 patients had received advanced treatment under Kalaignar Insurance Scheme in the district till date. Life Line Hospital, PSG Hospital and Sri Ramachandra Hospital came to the district in November and December 2009 and identified many cases for advanced treatment including corrective surgery, he added. Twenty seven hospitals had registered their names in the district under this scheme.