Hosur: The State Government has appointed about 2,500 doctors and 3,000 village health nurses so far, Minister for Health K.K.S.S.R Ramachandran has said.
Inaugurating the Trauma Resuscitation Centre (TRC) at NH-7 in Hosur on Wednesday the Minister said that the TRC was one of the first of its kind in the State under public-private partnership.
The Government has allocated Rs.2, 000 crore for public health in the current fiscal.
Mr. Ramachandran said that the Government had announced three medical colleges in the State so far. An amount of Rs.100 crore has been sanctioned for each hospital, which would be equipped with State-of-the art facilities.
Efforts would be taken to set up a medical college in Krishnagiri district, he said.
The Minister inaugurated the ex-servicemen ward in Hosur Government Hospital, which was renovated at an outlay of Rs.3 lakh by the Hosur Industries Association (HIA). He also inaugurated additional buildings in the Hosur Government Hospital and distributed welfare assistance to the tune of Rs.18 lakh to 185 beneficiaries.
Health Secretary V.K. Subburaj said that the Government had set up 10 Trauma Care Centres so far.
An amount of Rs.1.5 crore has been sanctioned for each Centre. More than 100 accident victims were treated at the Trauma Resuscitation Centre in Hosur, he added.
According to Collector Santhosh Babu the dilapidated leprosy home on the NH-7 has been transformed into a TRC at an estimate of Rs.20 lakh. Land was being identified for establishment of a Trauma Care Centre in Kaveripattinam.
The Government has sanctioned Rs.1.60 lakh for conservancy workers and uninterrupted supply of drugs and other consumables through the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation.
The main objective of this centre is to stabilise the patient at the Centre and enroute to a major hospital, increasing his/her chances of survival during the golden hour. The services of the blood bank in the Government Hospital in Hosur would be utilised for treatment of accident victims.
While the patient is free to decide where he has to be taken for tertiary care, if he is taken to Sparsh hospital, then Sparsh Hospitals would charge only 50 per cent of their normal charges, Mr. Babu added.