Staff Reporter

The new facility will have 24 beds and come up at a cost of Rs.50 lakh

Tuticorin: The Minister for Social Welfare, P. Geetha Jeevan, laid the foundation stone for the new paediatric block at the Tuticorin Medical College and Hospital (TMCH) here on Friday.

Official sources said that the entire project cost of Rs.50 lakh for the 24-bedded block would be borne by Sterlite Industries (India) here.

The block was expected to be commissioned during the current financial year itself.

According to Tuticorin Medical College and Hospital sources, an average of 600 children was treated currently at the hospital every day.

The Collector, R. Palaniyandi, the Dean (in-charge) of TMCH, D. Vijayasekaran, the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager (Human Resources) of Sterlite Industries, R. Kishore Kumar and Joseph Peris, and senior doctors of TMCH, attended.