Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today announced that a rehabilitation centre, for patients recovering after accidents, will be established at KK Nagar at a cost of Rs 40 crore.
Making a slew of announcements under the Rule 110 in the Assembly, he said a centre of excellence will be established at a cost of Rs 120 crore at Arignar Anna Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Institute at Karapettai in Kancheepuram.
“Multi Disciplinary Critical Care Unit will be constructed at a cost of Rs 49 crore in 32 districts. A consultation centre which can be contacted through the toll free number 104 will be constructed at a cost of Rs 6.72 crore. Automatic drug vending machines with the capability of dispensing 28 types of medicines will be kept at a cost of Rs 80 lakh in 32 places,” he added.
To improve the quality of services in government hospitals, a scheme called as ‘My Hospital My Pride’ will be implemented, he said. Making announcements for the transport department, Palaniswami said that 2,000 new buses will be introduced this year at a cost of Rs 600 crore. “Ten new government bus depots will be upgraded and modernised at a cost of Rs 50 crore,” he said. He also made a few announcements for the diary department.