Doctors from AIIMS organize health camp for Tamil Nadu farmers protesting in Delhi

A group of Tamil doctors from All India Institute of Medical sciences organized a health check up camp for the protesters on Friday.  

Published: 15th April 2017 12:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2017 06:26 AM   |  A+A-

Farmers from Tamil Nadu who are protesting in Delhi. (File | EPS)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: To mark and celebrate the Tamil, New Year, a group of Tamil doctors from All India Institute of Medical sciences (AIIMS) organized a health check up camp for the protesters on Friday.  

In order to provide health and medical aid to the protestors around two dozen doctors and paramedics different section such as cardiology and neurology.

“Every year we celebrate Tamil New year with big arrangement but this year we are not able to do so. Because these farmers are those who give food to us they are ill, struggling for the whole state of Tamil Nadu.  So we all decided to celebrate this year with them. Even my colleagues who are Christians did not go to the church, we came straight here to help them” said Dhanashekar V.N., Senior Nursing officer at AIIMS.

There are total 110 farmers aged between 40-70 years the medical checkup data list of these farmers reveals that 30 farmers are suffering from diabetes and more than 40 farmers have blood pressure problems.

“We conducted all the general test and provided first aid to the farmers but many of these farmers have many health problems due to the protest. A farmer even has got injury on his forehead while rolling on the ground” said the Dhanashekar.

Waiver of loan to the farmers, relief package of 40,000 crore to the whole state and release Cauvery water to the region of Tamil Nadu is the demands of the farmers who are protesting since last one month at Jantar Mantar. The doctors are planning will organise a bigger health campaign on Sunday.


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