Stalin opens modern facilities in rural TN

Chief Minister M K Stalin honoured civic chiefs whose villages achieved 100 per cent Covid vaccination in Dharmapuri today.

Chennai: Chief Minister M K Stalin today inaugurated a Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (CEmONC) block at the Dharmapuri government medical college and hospital, constructed at a cost of Rs 10 crore.

The facility will comprise 33 beds in ground floor, 22 beds in first floor, 95 beds for children in second floor and 50 beds in third floor. He also gave health kits to pregnant women.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated 11 projects of various departments completed at a cost of Rs 17.44 crore.

Stalin handed over certificates to panchayat presidents and nurses of Krishnapuram, Nallasenahalli, Vellolao, K Naduhalli, Kadakathur, Pooganhalli and Bommahalli panchayats for achieving 100 per vaccination.

Health Minister Ma Subramanian, MP Senthilkumar, MLAs G K Mani, S P Venkateshwaran, Dharmapuri District Collector S Divyadarshini and senior officials were present. Following this event, Stalin left for Hogenakkal.

On his way to Hogenakkal, Stalin stopped to meet school girls and interacted with teachers about the functioning of schools. Stalin carried out an inspection at the water pumping station at Hogenakkal.

On Wednesday, Stalin inaugurated the ‘Varumun Kappom’ scheme at Vazhappadi in Salem. A press release said that Stalin handed over identity cards to five beneficiaries. Stalin also inaugurated 1,250 medical camps under this scheme. These camps will comprise 15 specialist doctors in ENT, maternity, eye, heart and Siddha.

The Chief Minister also handed over welfare measures worth Rs 24.73 crore to 2,530 beneficiaries.

The release added that people who are diagnosed with sugar, cancer and blood pressure during these camps will be treated under the ‘Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam’ scheme.

Certificates were also issued to Panchayat Presidents who have achieved 100 per cent vaccination in their respective villages.

According to Health Minister M Subramanian, Varumum Kappom scheme was launched by former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in 2006. But the AIADMK government did not implement it after 2011.