Kochi: Cricket icon and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has sanctioned Rs 25 lakh from the MPLAD scheme for setting up a digital X-ray unit at Ernakulam Government General Hospital.
Ernakulam MLA Hybi Eden said he had made a request to Tendulkar for funds to help set up the digital X-ray machine and dialysis units at the hospital for providing better services to the poor.
He said the legendary cricketer had written to Ernakulam district Collector to provide technical, financial and administrative sanctions to the project within 75 days.
“The sanctioned work should be approved and completed if they are compliant under the guidelines of the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme,” Tendulkar said in his letter sent to the Collector.
Tendulkar also urged the district administration to keep him informed of the sanction and progress of the implementation.
Ernakulam General Hospital was founded in 1845 by the erstwhile king of Kochi.
Eden said Tendulkar’s involvement in the development of the hospital would take the prestigious healthcare centre in the city to newer heights.