R.Vaithilingam, Housing and Urban Development Minister, saidmortality rate has come down in Tamil Nadu.
Government medical college hospitals in the State have earned considerable revenue by implementing the Chief Minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, said K.C.Veeramani, Health Minister, here on Saturday. At the annual day function of Thanjavur Medical College (TMC), he said that the amount spent for health insurance scheme is Rs. 913 crore. The revenue earned by the government medical college hospitals stands at Rs. 313 crore.
While TMC has earned Rs. 13 crore, Rajiv Gandhi government hospital, Chennai, has earned Rs. 60 crore. There are 19 government medical colleges and one government dental college in TN. The government is opening one medical college a year. This year, Thiruvannamalai medical college has come into existence. Steps would be taken to establish a government dental college in Thanjavur, the Minister said. Additional 410 seats have been created in the government medical colleges this year. The budget allotment for school education is Rs. 16,965 crore for higher education it's Rs. 3,000 crore. For medical education the allotment is Rs. 6,511 crore. Mr. Veeramani distributed awards and certificates to the outstanding students of the medical college. R.Vaithilingam, Housing and Urban Development Minister, said mortality rate has come down in TN.