CM honours athletes, opens healthcare facilities

CM honours athletes, opens healthcare facilities

Five sportspersons from Tamil Nadu, including a differently-abled woman who had won honours in international contests, have been given away a total cash incentive of Rs 1.45 crore by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Jayalalithaa presented a cheque for Rs 25 lakh to Jenitha Anto of Tiruchirappalli yesterday for winning an international chess tournament for the differently abled held in Serbia last month, a government release said today.

Anto had won the tournament for the fourth time, it said. Jayalalithaa also gave away a total cash incentive of Rs 1.20 crore to four other sportspersons who had won medals in different events at the World School Athletics Championship in Turkey in July.

Also, Jayalalithaa has inaugurated a string of health projects through video conferencing from the Secretariat here, including a Rs 16.72 crore worth facility to produce antivenom at King Institute at Guindy in the city.

According to an official release today, Jayalalithaa on Friday inaugurated Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT-CT) at the Government Multi Super Speciality hospital at Omandurar Estate. The equipment has been installed at a cost of Rs 4.80 crore. She also declared open Rs 70.69 crore worth buildings constructed for the health sector, 14 primary health centres, Rs two crore worth CT Scan machine at Government Hospital in Ariyalur.

The release said the government led by Jayalalithaa has been implementing various projects to ensure that poor people get high quality healthcare facilities without any interruption. In the past five years, Rs 968 crore worth equipment have been given to government hospitals.