43 cochlear implant surgeries performed

Published: 04th October 2012 10:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th October 2012 10:23 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that cochlear implant surgeries were conducted in 43 children under the Cochlear Implant scheme for hearing impaired children so far. 

Referring to the criticism of playback singer K J Yesudas that there was no assistance from the government on this cause, the Chief Minister enquired about the context in which Yesudas made such remarks.

He produced the list of 43 children who got assistance of Rupees five lakh each for the surgery. 

In a release issued later, it was stated that the government received 329 applications seeking aid under the scheme.

Of this, the first list comprising 200 children were prepared for surgery to be conducted in four turns a  year. The next list of 50 children will be given by October 15. The third and fourth lists will get approval in January and March next year.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp