Free mammograms soon for Chennai residents

  • | Wednesday | 26th June, 2019

By Express News ServiceCHENNAI: Free mammograms may soon be available for residents of almost every zone as Greater Chennai Corporation plans to include the equipment in the 10 diagnostic laboratories it is set to open at an estimated cost of Rs 11.5 crore. This way, all essential diagnostic tests will be available in almost every zone,” a senior corporation official said. The civic body now runs five labs - at Valluvar kottam, CIT Nagar, Tiruvanmaiyur, EVR Periyar Salai (Poonnamallee High Road) and Perambur. The diagnostic centre at Valluvar Kottam receives an average of 80 patients everyday; a large number of these patients come for dialysis. Dialysis centres at Valluvar Kottam and Retteri are already functioning, in association with Tamil Nadu Kidney Research Foundation (Tanker).

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