Stalin hands over medical supplies worth Rs 98.80 lakh to RGGGH
Hearing aids worth Rs 98.80 lakh and surgical instruments for hospital use were handed over by Chief Minister MK Stalin to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital as part of the International Week deaf people on Friday.
Inaugurating the program, he said ENT surgeries are also covered by the Chief Minister’s comprehensive health insurance scheme and so far 4,101 pediatric surgeries have been performed under the scheme at a cost of Rs 327. crore.
He added that a stipend of Rs 4 crore has been made to perform surgeries for children who cannot afford it. âA total of Rs. 3.62 crore has been spent to replace defective surgical equipment. 10 crore has been allocated this year to purchase modern equipment for all public hospitals in order to continue these projects, âsaid the Chief Minister.
Speaking about Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam, he said that around 10 lakhs of people have benefited from the program. The Chief Minister said the government is committed to ensuring easy access to health care in the state and we are ready to embrace all sections of society. “We are trying to make sure that the treatment reaches people and that they don’t have to worry about coming to the hospital,” he said.
Another initiative to diagnose hypertension in those over 18 and test for non-communicable diseases in those over 30 has also been launched. The list of people identified in the program will be covered by Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam.