660 Medical Camps for Jaya Birthday Benefit Over 4 Lakh Persons Across TN
As many as 4.44 lakh persons have undergone medical check-ups during the 660 medical camps conducted the Health Department between February 17 and 24 across the State to mark Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s 66th birthday .
Following this, the department has planned to organise 66 more health camps in the coming days. In the above medical camps, 137 government hospitals and 523 private hospitals took part. Among 49,127 persons diagnosed with various ailments, 32,657 were advised to undergo follow-up treatment in the same hospitals where they took the medical check-ups. As many as 12,160 others have been recommended to undergo treatment in other hospitals.
Blood pressure check up, blood tests, check up for kidney functioning, cervical screening and ECG were done for thousands while 1,02,030 pregnant women underwent various tests through the 660 mother-child health camps held on February 17,18 and 20.
Check ups were done on 37,337 infants and new registration numbers were given to 8,855 pregnant women. Applications were received from 11,217 pregnant women seeking assistance under Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme during these camps.