TAMIL NADU

Medical camp for special children

VISION CHECK: A child having her eyes tested at the multi-speciality medical camp held in Chennai on Friday. — Photo: M. Vedhan

VISION CHECK: A child having her eyes tested at the multi-speciality medical camp held in Chennai on Friday. — Photo: M. Vedhan  

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: Children of `Ashraya,' a centre for the mentally challenged children at Railway Colony, Egmore, and run by the Southern Railway Women's Welfare (Headquarters) Organisation, participated in a medical camp organised by the National Union of Journalists and the Rotary Rajan Eye Hospital on Friday.

Thomas Varghese, general manager, Southern Railway, announced a grant of Rs. 25,000 to the centre, which is open to the wards of railway personnel and others. It is recognised by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

A team of doctors under the guidance of Dr. Mohan Rajan from various disciplines such as dentists, neurologist, ENT, ophthalmologists, examined the children and prescribed medicines. All medicines and tonics were given free of cost. The follow-up treatment will be undertaken free of cost at the Rajan Eye Care Hospital near Valluvar Kottam.

Rosie Thomas, president of the Southern Railway Women's Welfare Organisation, distributed gifts to the children.

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