Staff Reporter

Krishnagiri: Collector Santhosh Babu inaugurated Varumun Kappom Thittam at Mittapalli Panchayat Union Middle School in Bargur near here on Thursday. A total of 1,207 persons, including 595 women and 237 children, were screened in the camp. More than 200 health camps would be conducted in the district under the Varumun Kappom Thittam during the current year, he said. The camps would be held at primary health centres, health sub-centres and Krishnagiri and Hosur municipalities.

A counselling centre has been established at these centres for HIV, alcoholism, drug addiction, hypertension, diabetes and other diseases. A minimum of 1,000 patients would be treated in each camp, he added.