Stalin to launch ‘Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam’ tomorrow

Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister M K Stalin will launch ‘Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam’, an initiative to take healthcare services to the doorsteps of people, in Samanapalli in Krishnagiri district on Thursday.

Health Minister M Subramanian said that for the first time, medical services will reach the doorsteps of the people through this scheme.

“It is to be noted that for the first time we are not only providing the required medications at the doorsteps of people, but also taking medical services to their homes,” Subramanian said.

During the launch, the CM would take a look at distribution of medications at the houses of persons diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension, and those requiring physiotherapy, being taken up through nurses.

The Minister also said that breastfeeding rooms will be opened at all government medical college hospitals and district hospitals.

Subramanian said that breast milk banks are already functioning in 24 places in the state, including 17 government medical college hospitals and 7 district hospitals.


NT Bureau