The Chennai Corporation budget for 2010-11 will have 121 schemes, one more than last year, according to Mayor M.Subramanian.
In an interaction with reporters on Friday, after inaugurating two dental clinics of the civic body — one each in north and south Chennai — at a total cost of Rs.25 lakh, he said all schemes announced in the last budget had been implemented. The clinics were also announced in budget. The clinics, in ward 116 (on Anna Salai, Teynampet) and ward 12 (near Pandian Theatre in Old Washermenpet) would offer free treatment. They would function from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on all days, except Sundays.
He said that four dentists had been employed full time by the Chennai Corporation for these two facilities as well as for the existing clinic in ward 123 and the mobile clinic. The Corporation has given priority in appointment to persons with disabilities — three of the dentists are persons with disabilities.
Last year, the Chennai Corporation conducted dental check ups for students of its schools and over 52,000 children were referred for further treatment, Mr. Subramanian added.