Over 1,000 people were screened on the first day of the launch of the Kalaignarin Varumun Kappom scheme in Coimbatore.
The Coimbatore Corporation unveiled the ‘Kalaignarin Varumun Kappom’ scheme and on the first day of the launch, the city corporation screened over 1,000 persons on Tuesday. According to a report published in the Times of India (TOI), at least 2,256 people gained benefits from the first medical camp that the corporation conducted. The medical camp was organised at the corporation middle school at Chinnavedampatti yesterday.
In the medical camp, at least 21 stalls were set up and doctors of various specialisations were deployed to provide medical care to the people. The camp, inaugurated by corporation commissioner Raja Gopal Sunkara, offered paediatric dental, cardiology, orthopaedics and other specialities. Some nutritional kits were also given to pregnant women.
The camp also offered blood tests, Covid-19 vaccinations, ECG, ultrasound and other services, reported The Hindu.
A corporation official was quoted by TOI as saying that at least 1,359 people had undergone tests and screenings at the camp and many of them were diagnosed with initial symptoms of tuberculosis. The officer added that they were referred to hospitals to get X-rays and other tests.
A few of them were also diagnosed with orthopaedic and eye problems and were referred to hospitals for further medical treatment. “Those diagnosed with heart-related ailments were given initial treatment and free medicines,” the officer added.