TamilNadu Health Secretary Dr.J. Radhakrishnan, Dr R Narayana Babu, Pro.Dr.R.Shanthimalar, Sunil Bajaj distributed 11 lakhs worth Free Artificial Limbs to 100 Patients at Government Kilpauk Medical Hospital.
Madras Knights Round Table 181 and Coimbatore City Round Table 31 in association with the Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital organised a two-day artificial limb donation camp, starting on Tuesday.
The massive camp witnessed over 100 beneficiaries who got their measurements taken in the camp. Their artificial limbs will be delivered free of cost within 45 days.
"The Government Medical Kilpauk Hospital and College has given us a list of 150 beneficiaries, of which we are expecting at least a 100 in the camp. Our goal is to start with 181 patients and further scale up. Artificial limbs could prove costly and there are scores of people who require them, but just cannot procure them due to the financial barrier," said Chairman, Madras Knights Round Table 181, Sunil Bajaj.
This is not the first project of Round Table 181. This year, they completed 181 cataract surgeries and also have a long term project in association with Saveetha hospital, called, AATRAL, to provide financial assistance to women and children with potentially curable cancer. The vision is to create a cancer free society, whereby the disease is detected early and timely treatment is given to all. Round Table 181 promotes awareness and delivers affordable medical care to the needy cancer patients, starting with breast and cervical cancer.
"Last month, as a part of women's day celebrations, we chose 27 cops as beneficiaries and have been taking care of the complete cost of their cancer treatment," said Sunil.
Apart from this, Round Table India is widely known for its 'Freedom Through Education' project where classrooms are built for underprivileged children. There are more than 4500 tablers across India.
Dr J Radhakrishnan IAS, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, TN Government, Dr R Narayana Babu, MD DCH, Directorate of Medical Education, Dr R Shanthimalar, Dean, Government Kilpauk Medical College along with Sunil Bajaj, chairman MKRT 181 & Ms.Varsha Aswani, Founder Born to Win were present at the event.