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Cancer screening centre inaugurated in Sivaganga

State Health Minister Ma Subramanian inaugurated a branch of Adyar Cancer Institute Preliminary screening centre at Devakottai in Sivaganga on Friday. He said that the institute has been a front runner in cancer care and treatment in the State.

Cancer screening centre inaugurated in Sivaganga
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Madurai: “The institute has already started conducting the screening in Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai, Gumudipoondi and Pudukkottai. The preliminary screening centre at Devakottai set up at a cost of Rs 3 crore will be run by the institute,” said the health minister.

He added that apart from the screening, patients from Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, and Pudukkottai in stages one and stage two of cancer will be treated at the centre.

Health Minister met the beneficiaries of Innuyir Kappom Thittam at Karaikudi GH later during the day. So far, 46,529 people have been benefitted under the scheme across the State at the 640 hospitals including 218 government hospitals and 422 private hospitals.

In last two months, Rs 40.97 crore has been spent for the treatment of the patients under the scheme.

When asked about the lack of facilities at the government hospital in Karaikudi, he said that the state government will set up all the facilities and human resources at the new hospital that is being planned in the district.

Health minister also inaugurated a solar panel that has been set up at a cost of Rs. 7 lakhs at Kandaramanikkam Primary Health Centre and primary health sub centre in Okkur in the district.

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