RC Karur, RID 3000, has flagged off a mobile cancer detection facility for women through a global grant project worth ₹1.38 crore. Shobhikaa Impex and Kauvery Speciality Hospital, Trichy, have contributed $30,400 and $40,000 from their CSR funds respectively.
With DDF contributions from RIDs 3000, 4490, 4310, 4590 and 2770 and RC Urawa East, Japan, contributing as the international partner, the project was made possible. TRF sanctioned $73,636. The vehicle is equipped with a mammogram, CR Reader, an ultrasound scanner and Pap Smear test equipment, which can detect cervical, uterus and breast cancer, said K Ravindrakumar, primary contact for the project.
The vehicle is also fitted with two generators, and has a battery back-up, toilet, overhead tank, TV screens, etc. It was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Transport Minister M R Vijayabhaskar in the presence of PRID C Basker.