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KMC to open clinics in all wards to treat thyroid related problems

Kolkata: As more and more people are getting afflicted with Thyroid problems, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to open clinics in all the wards.
There will be 144 clinics where treatment will be free along with free Thyroid tests.
Selected medical officers and borough health officers will be given training by the Thyroid specialists associated with the Kolkata Diabetes and Endocrinology Forum (DEF).
The classes will be held one Sunday in every month at the KMC"s Urban Health Centre.
"The doctors should know about the modern method of treating Thyroid patients," Dr Tapan Mukherjee, KMC advisor said.
The duration of the course will be eight months and the training programme will start from July.
The KMC will select the medical officers and the borough health officers for the training programme.
The KMC took the decision as more number of people are found to be suffering from thyroid related problems.
The KMC has decided to set up the clinics.
The disease is affecting all cross sections of people and the treatment is quiet costly for the poor particularly the blood tests. Those people can go to the clinics and get their blood tested for free.
Medicines will also be free. "The price of medicines is not high but detecting the disease is important. Many patients come to the clinics late and by then the disease has caused harm," a senior Endocrinologist said.
It may be mentioned that the KMC is also giving training to its medical officers and borough health
officers in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) to provide better treatment to those who come to the clinics with respiratory disorder.
The training programme is conducted by National Asthma Allergy Bronchitis Institute (NAABI).
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