Chennai

Hot Lines to come up at 80 government hospitals in phase one

‘Hot Lines’ to enable doctors and nurses to seek immediate police assistance will be set up at 80 government hospitals in the first phase. On Wednesday, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami launched the “Hot Line” that has been set up at the government district headquarters hospital at Tiruvallur and government hospital at Tambaram.

To ensure the safety of all health staff including doctors and nurses of government hospitals and to enable them to work without fear for providing services to the public, the Health Minister had announced in the Assembly earlier this year that “Hot Line” would be established.

The CM also inaugurated PET-CT scan machine installed at a cost of ₹10 crore at Government Rajaji Hospital and newly constructed hospital buildings at a cost of ₹30.49 crore through video conferencing. He also laid the foundation stone for an international yoga and naturopathy medical science centre on the premises of Chengalpattu Government Medical College that would come up at a cost of ₹96.31 crore, according to a press release.

The yoga and naturopathy centre is coming up on 50 acres at the Chengalpattu Medical College. With 365 medical officers recruited through the Medical Services Recruitment Board, the CM handed over appointment orders to seven of them.

He also inaugurated new buildings constructed for government hospitals including at Tiruppur, Thenkanikottai, Hosur and Chidambaram and also for primary health centres.

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