TN Health Minister makes record 136 announcement in Assembly

Health Minister Ma Subramanian made a record 136 announcements in the Assembly on Friday with the overall budget of Rs 3,724.86 crore.

As many as 19 new district headquarters hospitals and five government hospitals at Tenkasi, Kulithalai, Thiruchengodu, Ambasamuthram and Rajapalayam will be upgraded on par with district headquarters hospital at a total cost of Rs 1,018.85 crore under the scheme on strengthening of government hospitals by the state health department, he said.

With a focus on improving the diagnostic procedures in the state, integrated labs will be established in 12 districts at a cost of Rs 15 crore.

A Super Specialty Tower Block will be constructed in Kilpauk Government Medical College Hospital at a cost of Rs 125 crore under World Bank Project, while additional medical equipment will be provided to Coimbatore, Madurai and KMC at a cost of Rs 110 crore, the Health Minister said.

Non-Communicable Disease Unit, Central Sterile Supply Department and equipment will be provided to Periyar Nagar Peripheral Hospital, Chennai at a cost of Rs 71.81 crore under World Bank Project. Under the Innuyir Kappom – Nammai Kakkum 48 Scheme, a new 100 bedded Trauma and Critical Care Hospital will be established in Sholinganallur, Chennai and Cuddalore GH at a cost of Rs 60.05 crore and Rs 40.05 crore respectively.

Moreover, a 50-bedded critical care blocks will be established in 10 government institutions at a total cost of Rs 237.50 crore.

For Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam scheme, Integrated Essential Laboratory Services (IELS) will be provided at a total budget of Rs 423.64 crore through provision of Drugs and Diagnostics in Rural and Urban areas across the state.

Block level Public Health Units will be constructed across the state at a total cost of Rs 143.96 crore and new buildings will be constructed for 316 Health Sub Centres and 48 PHCs at a total cost of Rs 102.61 crore and Rs 39.80 crore respectively. Meanwhile, for urban health services, as many as 32 polyclinics services will be established in Greater Chennai Corporation and 28 clinics in other Corporations and Municipalities at a total cost of Rs 4.80 crore.