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Monday, October 30, 2006

Rs.50-lakh facility for Tuticorin hospital

A new maternity ward will be established on the Tuticorin Medical College and Hospital premises, on an outlay of Rs.50 lakh, according to V.K. Subburaj, State Health Secretary.

The construction would commence this financial year and the facility would start functioning in the next fiscal.

Speaking to The Hindu here on Friday, he said that the present maternity ward with 100 beds was insufficient to cater to the increasing number of in-patients.

The department would distribute quality mattresses and bed linen for all the 600 beds at the hospital.

Work on the proposed Rs.19-crore super-specialty block at the hospital would commence this financial year and completed within a year.

Modern canteens would also be established — one near the hospital and another near the hostel for house surgeons.

On the large number of posts lying vacant at the hospital, and reported to be crippling its effective functioning, he said that steps would be taken to fill the 200-odd vacancies.

He said that instructions had been issued to the Director of Medical Education, Director of Public Health and Director of Medical Services to fill the vacancies at the earliest.


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