“It will treat infectious and non-infectious diseases such as diabetes”

Special Programme Implementation Minister M.C.Sampath inaugurated the Primary Health Centre at Tholaar in Nallur block near here recently.

The Minister said that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is keen on providing quality health care services to all sections of the society, particularly the poor and the downtrodden.

With this ideology in mind, the Chief Minister had announced in the Assembly that the new structure on the Omandurar Estate in Chennai would be converted into a multi-specialty hospital. This decision was widely welcomed because it would be useful to the people across the State.

The Minister said that the new PHC would have two doctors, three nurses, one pharmacist, one lab assistant and one hospital employee. He called upon the residents of Tholaar and the neighbouring areas to utilise the facilities in the PHC.

Social Welfare Minister Selvi Ramajayam said that the Chief Minister had taken several measures to improve the health condition of the people.

For instance, she had announced a financial aid of Rs. 12,000 to the pregnant woman for their well being.

Under the government health insurance scheme it had been proposed to include as many as 950 ailments. The PHC would treat infectious and non-infectious diseases such as diabetes, she added.

On the occasion, both the Ministers gave away an educational aid of Rs. 1 lakh to four engineering students, at the rate of Rs. 25,000 each, and free spectacles to six beneficiaries from the funds provided by the District Blind Control Society.

District Collector V.Amuthavalli, Joint Director (Health) M.Manohar, Deputy Director (Health) P.Sampath, Tholaar Panchayat President Jayamani Rajendran and others participated.

“New PHC will have two doctors, three nurses, one pharmacist, one lab assistant and one hospital employee”

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