13 March 2019 Current Affairs:
Four patients received artificial limbs through the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS) at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Government Stanley Medical College Hospital, Chennai.
This was the first time that the department was providing prosthesis to amputees under the CMCHIS. The prosthesis is lightweight, resilient and cosmetically acceptable and enabled patients to be independent in their daily activities.
The department was rendering services mainly to hand injury patients after surgical treatment to regain hand function for over 40 years. It will from now on provide prosthesis to amputees through the scheme.