Stalin makes use of Modi event to put forth multiple demands to Centre

Chennai: Exempt Tamilnadu from NEET, abolish the all-India quota in State-funded medical institutions, allot more funds for TN’s healthcare projects, commence AIIMS works in Madurai soon, set up AIIMS in Coimbatore are among the demands put forward by Chief Minister M K Stalin to the Union government.

While he requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a virtual event to open 11 medical colleges in the State to exempt Tamilnadu from NEET, he presented a memorandum to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya who was in Chennai to attend the function in present.

Urging the Union government to abolish the all-India quota in the fully State-funded medical institutions, Stalin0 said it was a huge disincentive to the States that had prioritised health by earmarking massive resources for running these institutions.

He demanded the Centre to form a dedicated team of officers with financial and administrative powers to start the construction of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai.

He also sought the establishment of an AIIMS in Coimbatore, contending that it would enhance the quality of tertiary care in western districts.

Stalin requested sanction for the proposal for medical colleges in Kancheepuram, Mayiladuthurai, Perambalur, Ranipet, Tenkasi and Tirupattur districts under the Central government scheme.

 

NT Bureau