Centre allocated over Rs2600-cr to Tamil Nadu: Mandaviya

NEW DELHI:  Mansukh Mandaviya, the union minister of health on Sunday announced that the central government has allocated over Rs 2,600 crore for Tamil Nadu health under the National Health Mission and Rs 404 crore for the development of the state's medical infrastructure under the Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission. Mandaviya is visiting Puducherry and Tamil Nadu for two days.

On Sunday, Mandaviya visited the Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital in Chennai and saw the Robotic Surgery Facility & Early Pregnancy Screening Centre located at the hospital.He also virtually laid the foundation stone of CGHS Wellness Centre and Labortary at Avadi.

Speaking to the gathering, Mandaviya said that only the Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Specialty Hospital has two surgeon consoles and commended the state for exceeding its MMR and IMR targets well in advance of the other states.

He said, 75 lakh people have benefited from the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, which covers 1.58 crore families in Tamil Nadu. The Minister noted it as a noteworthy accomplishment, saying that the Covid vaccination status in the southern state has reached 11 crore 26 lakh doses, with 94% being first doses and 82% consisting of second doses.

Speaking about the Nikshay Mitr Abhiyan a TB Patient/Village Adoption scheme, Mandavia said around 50,000 patients suffer from TB in Tamil Nadu. He urged to the people to extend their support to this scheme.

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