CHENNAI: The State government has set up 400 special monsoon medical camps on Sunday in addition to the existing 308 camps in flood-affected areas in the city.
The Corporation of Chennai (CoC) and the directorate of Public Health Department, along with various government medical colleges, are conducting hundreds of such camps.
Minister for Health and Family Welfare C Vijayakumar said out of the 400 camps, 100 would be operated by the the four government medical college hospitals, 100 by the Tamil Nadu Siddha Department and rest by private hospitals and funds from Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS).
The teams would use autos, cars, jeeps and vans to go through narrow streets and interior areas to reach out to the people.
According to an official release, more than 53,000 people from various parts of the city got benefited on day-one of relief operations.
Already, 216 camps have been jointly run by CoC and DPH.
Besides, 92 mobile teams have been functioning. The teams would screen people in the relief camps as a precautionary measure against communicable diseases. Doctors would also provide anti-biotic pills as and when required.
In addition, doctors would also provide relief material to the inmates in camps.