Minister inaugurates eye camp

A total of 10,000 people have benefitted so far under the Kalaignar insurance scheme for life saving treatment in Tiruvarur district said U.Mathivanan, Dairy Development Minister here on Thursday.

He was inaugurating a free eye camp organised by the Rotary club of Tiruvarur at the at Vaippur village.The state government has been giving importance to health care by introducing the insurance scheme, 108 ambulance service, starting a new Medical college in Tiruvarur and organising health camps, the Minister said. Besides these Government efforts, voluntary organisations like Rotary and Lions club were also supplementing the work of the Government by organising health camps.

Out of the 502 persons screened, spectacles were given to 52 persons and further treatment was recommended for 450 persons. Shankar, vice-chairman of Tiruvarur municipal council participated in the function.

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