Minister for Health C. Vijaya Baskar has announced a grant of Rs 1.5 crore to the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai for renovation work at the institute.
The announcement was made during the platinum jubilee celebrations at Government Rajaji Hospital, and the funds will be directed towards the construction and renovation works at the hospital. Alongside the inaugural event of the platinum jubilee, Mr. Vijaya Baskar inaugurated new operation theatres for laparoscopy, paediatric surgery and general paediatric surgery wings.
The health minister also indicated during his speech that he would further seek a corpus of Rs 75 crore for development work at the hospital.
Stressing on the fact that the State government has made exceptional achievement in the public health department, Mr. Vijaya Baskar further implied that the government hospitals in Tamil Nadu had earned around Rs.1,110 crore through the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS).
As reported by the Hindu, he said that the public had benefited from the CMCHIS in undergoing a wide range of expensive surgeries, including cochlear implants recently started in GRH, completely free of cost.
The Minister pointed out that the number of medical college seats in Tamil Nadu had been increased from 1,945 to 2,655 during the present government and all efforts were being made to increase the number of seats in Madurai Medical College (MMC) from 150 to 250 from this academic year.