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A medical centre for KCT

A medical centre for KCT  

ONE OF the dictums of modern medicine is that money spent on healthcare is money well-spent, because it is always cheaper to prevent an illness than cure it. Observing a few basic ground rules regarding hygiene, diet and exercise is preferable to swallowing tablets and capsules to alleviate pain and discomfort.

These views were aired by the academician and Central Planning Commission Member K. Venkatasubramanian, during the inauguration of the Arutjothi Medical Centre on the campus of the Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT).

After unveiling the plaque at the eight-bed hospital for students and staff members, Dr. Venkatasubramanian noted that the practice of deputing doctors to rural areas for three years on a compulsory basis would do much to improve the level of rural healthcare.

This was in keeping with the overall view of the Tenth Five Year Plan that focused on human well being in areas such as education, health and connectivity.

He had some words of advice for students wondering whether or not to go abroad. "Nowadays there is no charm in seeking employment abroad. All the Indians employed in the US are slowing coming back to India. We have to train ourselves to serve the motherland and lead a happy life," he noted.

Pointing out that the funds sanctioned to Tamil Nadu had been enhanced from Rs. 25,000 crores to Rs. 40,000 crores in the Tenth Five Year Plan for the development of infrastructural facilities, he said.

He went round the hospital that had a clinical laboratory, a pharmacy, a visitors' lounge, ambulance facilities and separate consulting rooms for men and women. The Chairman of the Sakthi Group, N. Mahalingam, presided over the inaugural.

By Michael Raj A.A.

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