Surveillance cameras installed at 16 locations
The Government Headquarters Hospital here has been given a facelift.
With the inauguration of surveillance cameras installed at 16 different locations, the hospital is now under round-the-clock security. The cameras can capture movements of people inside and around the campus, which would be monitored from four senior officials’ chambers.
Apart from the surveillance cameras, the hospital administration has also fitted revolving cameras which could be of immense use in the maternity ward, trauma care and in other common area in the hospital. District Collector Venkatachalam, who inaugurated the facility also declared open operation theatres – for emergency services. Senior doctors and Joint Director (Health) C. Subramani said that apart from the cameras, the hospital has been provided with a public address system. Through this, important announcements could be made.
Moreover, instrumental music would also be played for the general public as music is a great leveller and cures patients.
These facilities at the government hospital have been carried out from the funds under the Chief Minister’s Medical Insurance Scheme. Similarly, the Government of India had also earmarked Rs five crore with which the authorities would place orders for procuring state-of-the art equipments.
The bushes behind the GH campus had been cleared and in the vacant land, neem and other saplings have been planted.
Apart from the headquarters hospital, hospitals situated in Palani, Vedasandur, Nilakottai among others have already been fitted with surveillance cameras, the officials added.