Free Medical Camps Held Outside PHC
These camps are held with wide publicity with banners, bit notices and announcement through auto transport etc. Camps held so far are:
Public Health Centre also intends adopting some villages for repeat cyclic medical camps as a regular activity of PHC.
The fury of ‘Gaja Cyclone’ had a devastating effect in the Delta region. Villages after villages were marooned and people were suffering for their basic necessities like water, food, shelter, dress etc. Health problems were plenty.
The Public Health Centre is most happy to acknowledge with gratitude, the munificent donations and support received from the public. In fact, there are cases of children born in this hospital, who have donated to the hospital or have volunteered to contribute their services. Many donations, some times unsolicited, have come from philanthropic individuals, organizations like Lions, Rotary, Round Table as well as other business / trading / industrial houses or persons who have remembered the hospital in their wills.
Public Health Centre is holding Annual Free Eye Camp under an Endowment created in the name of Shri. MC Subrahmanyam, the founder, thanks to the munificent donation made an admirer and close associate of MC.
From the proceeds of the MC Endowment fund and partly from other endowment fund resources, the Health Centre is conducting free eye camps every year, at slums and low income group areas. Those who have refractive error are supplied with free spectacles; Those having cataract or other eye aliments, are brought to our centre in groups for checking up, assessing medical fitness and performing IOL cataract and other surgeries entirely free.
On an average, the centre performs around 100 surgeries and supplies around 350 spectacles, every year, totally free of cost.
Arising out of these 9 camps, we have so far carried out 780 free IOL cataract surgeries and supplied 3,575 free spectacles.
Another Endowment is created in the name of “Velukkudi Govinda Iyengar” and from the proceeds, free dialysis will be done in deserving cases.
Free TreatmentCorpus Endowment – Deserving cases under all disciplines are treated free
All capital expenditure towards land, buildings, furniture, fittings, medical & surgical equipment etc is met out of donations raised by the Public Health Centre
Running costs like – general administration, salaries, electricity bills, maintenance etc are met by the revenue income in the form of bed charges, fee for services etc. These charges are fixed on a No-Profit/ No-Loss basis, affordable by the people.
The Public Health Centre does not receive any direct subsidy from the State or Central Governments. However, in recognition of the services rendered by the Public Health Centre, the Governments have extended some concessions / exemptions from statutory levies, as follows