Free surgery for cerebral palsy children performed

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Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, Oct 12 (UNI) Coming together for a noble cause, a team of doctors from the Tirunelveli Medical College (TMC) and Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad, have performed free surgeries on 29 people, most of them children affected with Cerebral Palsy.

Of the total 300 patients screened, only 29, including a 40-year-old person, were selected for the surgery as the remaining were found unfit for surgery. A ten-member medical team had successfully performed the surgeries in three days ending on October ten and all of them were recovering well.

Talking to UNI, Dr S Ramaguru, Head and Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, TMC, who was instrumental in organising the medical camp, said ''despite financial constraints, our team has succeeded in the endeavour. We have screened more than 300 people with cerebral palsy in the medical camp under the supervision of Dr Aniruddh K Purohit, Head of the Department and Professor of Neurosurgery, NIMS.'' The medical team from TMC, led by Dr Ramaguru, had wandered through every nook and corner of the town for collecting donations from philanthropists for the cause, besides their own contribution.

Asked whether they had any plan to conduct similar camps in future, he said they would be conducting free medical camps and surgeries in Madurai and Kanniyakumari in January next.

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