Coimbatore: Twenty five doctors and paramedical staff from a city hospital today left for rain-ravaged Kerala with medicines and food to help the state set up emergency medical camps, while another hospital too sent essential items.
The team from Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital left for Thrissur and Palakkad, carrying with them Rs 10 lakh worth relief material, including surgical material, the Hospital’s Executive Director Dr Arun N Palaniswami said in a release.
This was intended to help the government machinery in that state organise several emergency medical camps, he said.
The team would split into two groups, one heading for Thrissur and the other for Palakkad and camp in these cities for three days to screen people for any diseases or infections, he said.
If these cities required further assistance, the hospital would not mind extending it, he said.
City-based Muthus Hospital sent three truckloads of medicines, drinking water and food to Ernakulam, Aluva and Alapuzha, chairman of the hospital Muthu said.
If necessary, a team of doctors and nurses would be sent to these cities next week to attend camps, he said in a release.