An outpatient unit with dispensary has been opened at the Armed Reserve unit of the City Police at K. K. Nagar here for the welfare of police personnel and their family members.
A medical officer on deputation from the Government Hospital and supporting staff have been assigned to the out patient unit which will soon be equipped with furniture.
The Joint Director, Health Services T. Mohanasundaram, inaugurated the unit on Thursday in the presence of the Commissioner of Police Shailesh Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) S. Jayapandian and senior police officials.
The outpatient unit which has an examination couch, a visitors' hall, a dispensary and a separate room for the medical officer will function for two hours in the morning initially. Medicines supplied by the Health Department will be provided free of cost to the police personnel and their family members when they come for treatment.
A similar unit has been opened at the Armed Reserve unit of the Tiruchi Rural Police in Subramaniapuram here. A few months ago, the State government had accorded sanction for the establishment of out patient units at 26 Armed Reserve Headquarters and 10 Tamil Nadu Special Police Battalion Headquarters and allocated Rs. 1.01 crore for this purpose.
The Armed Reserve headquarters at Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Karur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Coimbatore, Erode, Tiruppur, Nilgiris, Namakkal, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Dindigul, Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga, Theni, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari will also have outpatient units.