Chennai, Jan 19 (BPNS)
The opposition AIADMK has demanded the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin, and Health minister, Ma Subramanian provide full details regarding the ‘Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvum’ scheme of the state government which is taking essential health care to the doorsteps of people.
The leader of the opposition and AIADMK interim general secretary, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) in a statement on Thursday said that as per media reports, there are no reports available to the public regarding the scheme including the expenditure as well as the number of patients treated under the scheme.
He charged that the health officers have pointed out duplication of patients in the number of beneficiaries and added that transparency of the scheme was the need of the hour.
The former Chief Minister said that the DMK government had changed the name of the Pain and Palliative care scheme of the previous AIADMK government and changed it to ‘Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvum’ scheme.
It is to be noted that the scheme of providing essential health care to the doorsteps of the people of Tamil Nadu has been portrayed by the Tamil Nadu government in a big way. The scheme which was launched in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu on August 4, 2022, was projected in a big way by the state government, and the statement of the AIADMK that the scheme was cleanly lifted from the previous government’s Pain and palliative care scheme.