Anbumani inaugurates facilities

Staff Reporter

ARIYALUR: The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Anbumani Ramadoss, laid the foundation for providing basic amenities at Andimadam bus stand and declared open buildings in educational institutions in and around Andimadam on Saturday.

The total outlay of Rs.74 lakh for these works was sanctioned by the Minister from his Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund.

Speaking at a function at Andimadam, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss said that the Pattali Makkal Katchi attached more importance for construction of buildings for educational institutions under the MPLAD and MLALAD schemes. So far, a sum of Rs.27 crore had been allotted under these schemes by the MPs and MLAs of the party.

He had sanctioned the funds after realising the needs of passengers and students in and around Andimadam and Ariyalur. While two blocks had been constructed at an expenditure of Rs.20 lakh at Government Arts College in Ariyalur, six schools got additional class rooms at a total estimate of Rs.24.30 lakh.

The bus stand in Andimadam would get amenities, including a shopping complex and passenger shelters, at an expenditure of Rs.30 lakh.

His ministry had earmarked an outlay of Rs.12,000 crore for rural health-care programmes, Dr. Anbumani said.

The District Collector, Anil Meshram, said that additional classrooms had been constructed at a cost of Rs.4.05 lakh for each of six rural schools in Thandalai, Ukkottai, Sitthamalli, T. Pazhur, Anukkur and Lingathadimedu.

Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss also distributed assistances to the tune of Rs.37 lakh on the occasion.

Later, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss visited the upgraded Primary Health Centre in Andimadam. He enquired the quality of treatment available at the hospital. He also assured the Block Medical Officer, P. Sivagurunathan, that he would sanction funds for the construction of a compound for the hospital.

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