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Pudukottai govt. hospital gets a mammogram machine

Health Minister C Vijayabaskar inaugurating a mammogram machine at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Pudukottai.

Health Minister C Vijayabaskar inaugurating a mammogram machine at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Pudukottai.   | Photo Credit: Hand Out

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Argon-green laser to treat diabetic retinopathy was also installed

A mammogram machine and an argon-green laser have been set up at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Pudukottai. Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar inaugurated the machine and other facilities at the hospital here on Saturday.

The mammogram machine and an argon-green laser were installed at the hospital following several petitions and requests from the people of Pudukottai.

“In Pudukottai alone, 9,621 petitions have been submitted of which 7,030 have been resolved. 73% of all grievance petitions in the State have been addressed,” the Minister said.

The mammogram machine costs ₹18. 79 lakh while the argon-green laser, which is used to treat diabetic retinopathy costs ₹ 13.5 lakh. “Men and women over the age of 30, especially those diagnosed with diabetes are advised to visit the government hospitals and have a full-body check-up conducted,” he said.

The Chief Minister had announced 'My Hospital, My Pride' a scheme to upgrade healthcare services in the State through corporate funding. “Through this scheme, the Airport Authority of India - Tiruchi has given ₹15 lakh for a state-of-the-art ambulance which was commissioned on Monday. P. Uma Maheshwari, District Collector and AL. Meenakshi Sundaram, Dean, GMCH took part in the inaugural event.

Park inaugurated

Earlier, as part of Pudukottai municipalit’s beautification drive, a park was inaugurated at a cost of ₹60. 23 lakh by Mr. Vijayabaskar. The park, which was set up under the Amrut Scheme, is one among several that the government has earmarked in the town, he said. “Such infrastructure is for the public to rejuvenate their mind and body. The public should make good use of it,” he added.

The park boasts of a yoga centre, wooden benches, paintings and colourful art for children to enjoy and a walking track along with a track with pebbles for acupressure. Ms. Maheshwari also took part in the event along with J. Subramanian, municipal commissioner.

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