Chennai, May 29 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu state health minister Ma Subramanian on Monday announced the department would immediately construct 25 district headquarters hospitals in the state.
The minister said that the files for the same have been forwarded to the finance department and added that construction of the same would be commenced soon.
He was speaking to reporters after inaugurating the CT scan facility at a cost of Rs 3 crore at Thiruchengode Government Hospital on Monday.
He said that the health department would soon purchase advanced medical equipment for infant care units in Tiruchengode government hospital and added that a 50 bedded multi-disciplinary hospital building would be constructed in Tiruchengode.
The state health minister also said that as Tiruchengode attracts a large number of tourists due to the Lord Murugan temple at Tiruchengode, it was important to strengthen the medical infrastructure.
The minister also said that public health unit buildings are to be constructed in Rasipuram at a cost of Rs 36.50 crore and that the foundation stone for the same would be laid soon.
Ma Subramanian also said that the state health department was on alert regarding Covid -19 and has already communicated to all the district headquarters to be vigilant.