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Corporation medical camps for women on February 20

Corporation school students with packs containing the uniforms at the function held in Chennai on Monday. Photo: R. Ragu

Corporation school students with packs containing the uniforms at the function held in Chennai on Monday. Photo: R. Ragu  

The Chennai Corporation will organise free medical camps for women at 30 locations in the city on February 20, said Mayor M. Subramanian.

Distributing new sets of school uniforms to Corporation school students here on Monday, he said “Around 100 hospitals, including the Government General Hospital, Government Royapettah Hospital, Apollo Hospitals, Vijaya Hospital, CSI Kalyani and Billroth Hospital will assist the Corporation in conducting the camp.”

“More than 300 doctors will take part in the camp. Screening and treatment will be free of cost for all women who participate in the camp,” said Mr. Subramanian. The Corporation would hold a meeting with representatives of the hospitals on Tuesday, he said. The locations of the free medical camps would be announced shortly, he added.

School uniforms

Mr. Subramanian said the civic body had started distributing free uniforms to 1,05,730 students, which it procured at a cost of Rs.2.19 crore. It had purchased 3.67 lakh metres of the clothing material from Co-optex.

He also announced that the process of distributing shoes to 35,447 Corporation school students had been initiated. A total of 1,224 computers and printers have been purchased for Corporation schools at a cost of Rs.3.78 crore.

ELCOT has imparted training to 1,945 teachers of 248 Corporation schools, he said. “Special training sessions for students of Standard X and XII will start next week,” he said.

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