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Rajah Muthiah Medical College Hospital comes under government scheme: V-C

Special Correspondent

CUDDALORE: Vice-Chancellor of Annamalai University M.Ramanathan on Monday inaugurated the Kalaignar Health Insurance Scheme for Life-Saving Treatments at Rajah Muthiah Medical College Hospital (RMMCH) on the university premises at Chidambaram.

Dr Ramanathan said that since its inception 25 years ago, the hospital had been rendering free medical treatment to the poor and the downtrodden in this region. The Vice-Chancellor noted that the hospital was run on a philanthropic basis but owing certain circumstances and fund constraints it could not do so any more. Hence, it had started collecting a nominal fee, much lower than any other private hospitals, to support the faculty.

At this point of time, the Kalaignar Health Insurance Scheme had come as a boon because it would enable the hospital to continue to render the quality health care to the needy.

District coordinator of the Star Health and Allied Insurance Company S.Gokula Krishnan said that so far 905 patients were benefited under the scheme to the tune of Rs 2.91 crore. Registrar M.Rathinasabapathi, Medical Science Faculty Dean N.Chidambaram, and, Medical Superintendent S.Viswanathan spoke.

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