Kottayam: Malayala Manorama’s two-day camp, named ‘Hrudayapurvam’, for heart checkup has started. The diagnostic camp for cardiovascular diseases commenced on the Manorama office premises at 8.30am today
In all, 350 people from Thiruvananthapuram to Ernakulam will take part in the first camp of the 10 phase of Hrudayapurvam project. The event is held in association with the Madras Medical Mission.
Examinations will be led by Madras Medical Mission Cardiology Department Director Dr Ajith Mullassery, Pediatric Cardiology Department Head Dr K Sivakumar, Senior Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon Dr VM Kurian, Dr Ravi Agarwal, Dr Sreeja Pavithran, Dr S Minakshi and Dr Sheth Ronak Kaushik.
The camp will feature modern medical equipment.
Madras Medical Mission has brought a mobile diagnostic clinic equipped with ECG machine and treadmill for the event.
A team of experts will decide who all need emergency surgery. They will receive all medical attention at the Madras Medical Mission free of cost. Hrudayapurvam project will cover their travel expenses too.
Those who underwent surgery earlier as part of the project will have a chance to check their health at the camp. This will save them the trouble of going to Madras Medical Mission in Chennai for a checkup.
Those registered should reach the camp on time slots designated to them. They should bring along medical records.
Hrudayapurvam camp ends tomorrow.