Health Minister K.C. Veeramani visited the Tuticorin Medical College Hospital on Thursday and enquired the patients on the quality of treatment they were receiving at the hospital.

The minister, who was on his way to Kanyakumari, visited the casualty ward and interacted with the patients undergoing treatment under the Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme.

During an interaction with the reporters, Mr. Veeramani said the State government had allocated Rs. 6,576 crore for health schemes and projects in the last budget while it was only Rs. 3,888 crore during the previous Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam regime.

The government hospitals across Tamil Nadu had received Rs. 248 crore under the Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme for having given treatment to the patients under this programme. Subsequently, this fund was being utilised to strengthen the infrastructure facilities in the government hospitals, he informed.

Resident Medical Officer, TMCH, Silas Jebamani, and Superintendent Rajendra Rathinam accompanied him.