LIFE

Over 3,000 attend vendor medical camp

Special Correspondent

HEALTH CHECK-UP: Dr. S. Thanikachalam, Chairman, Cardiac Care Centre, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital Porur, looks at a case sheet of a newspaper vendor at The Hindu vendor medical camp conducted in the hospital on Saturday.

HEALTH CHECK-UP: Dr. S. Thanikachalam, Chairman, Cardiac Care Centre, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital Porur, looks at a case sheet of a newspaper vendor at The Hindu vendor medical camp conducted in the hospital on Saturday.  

The Hindu

CHENNAI: The valedictory of The Hindu vendor medical camp, which was held on Saturdays in the last seven weeks, concluded on Saturday at the Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute.

M.R. Sivakumar, Chief Circulation Manager of the newspaper, thanked the vendors for their overwhelming response to the camp. The Hindu had several firsts to its credit and it was also the first newspaper to conduct a camp for the paper's vendors. Over 3,000 persons attended the camp. He thanked the SRMC for its cooperation in making the programme a success. Mr. Sivakumar presented mementoes to the core group of doctors. Over 110 doctors who were part of the programme were presented with The Hindu and Cavinkare gift hampers.

Dr. S. Thankichalam, Chairman, Cardiac Care Centre, said it was a never ending relationship that had been created among SRMC, The Hindu and its vendors. All vendors with identity cards would get free priority treatment during their future visits.

He said diabetes, dental and pressure tests showed that a few cases needed to be corrected. The persons had been given medical, diet and lifestyle advice. S. Sundaram, secretary, Mylapore chapter of the Tamil Nadu Newspaper Distributors Association, N. Karunanidhi, NSK Nagar Newspaper Distributors Association and N. Veerasamy, Padi Newspaper Distributors Association thanked The Hindu for organising the camp.

N. Krishnan, Regional Manager (Circulation), The Hindu and S. Sridhar, Senior Assistant Regional Manager (Circulation) explained the role played by Dr. Thankichalam, Dr. Mallikesan, Medical Superintendent, Dr. V. Gurumoorthy, convener, The Hindu vendor medical camp and other doctors for their role in making the camp a success.

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