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ONE MORE FACILITY:The annexe building of Government Rajaji Hospital nearing completion near Anna Bus Stand in the city.
ONE MORE FACILITY:The annexe building of Government Rajaji Hospital nearing completion near Anna Bus Stand in the city.

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It will also have a ward for paying patients

MADURAI: The exclusive trauma care facility of the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) here coming up at the Anna Bus stand will be ready by May.

Construction work is expected to be completed by April-end and it would be inaugurated as early as possible, V. K. Subburaj, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, said here on Thursday.

The foundation stone for the GRH extension project was laid by the Deputy Chief Minister, M. K. Stalin, in August, 2007. Besides trauma care facility, the annexe building will also have a 100-bed ‘maintenance ward' which will be given to paying patients.

In an informal chat with reporters, Mr. Subburaj also said that the State Government had completed its procedures with regard to setting up a super-speciality hospital on the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), at Thoppur near Madurai.

The Central Government had to call for tenders to start the work, the Health Secretary, who was in the city to participate in the ‘Tamil Nadu Health Summit' organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry-Madurai Zone.

On mysterious fever

Mr. Subburaj said that even normal deaths were being reported as victims of mysterious fever by a section of the media.

“We have checked up the facts about recent deaths at Tiruchizhi in Virudhunagar district. They are not due to vector-borne diseases,” he said.

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