Tiruvallur, Oct 14 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Health Minister KKSSR Ramachandran said stern action would be taken against doctors and other staff members in Government Hospitals, who continued to remain absent and were not reporting for duty in time.
Talking to newspersons here yesterday after attending a review meeting in connection with his department at District Collector's office, he said the number of pregnant women admitted in hospitals increased to 3696 from January to September this year, compared to 1831 during the corresponding period.
Mr Ramachandran said Rs 5.25 crore fund had been allotted under 'Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy Delivery Plan' in the district and instructions were given to disburse the amount within ten days.
Steps were taken for further recruitment due to shortage of doctors. As per the State Health Plan, 89 workers were appointed and efforts were made by the District Collector to provide adequate health-care and other facilities to the patients suffering from various diseases, he added.
He said Rs 8.37 crore had been allocated for the construction of buildings for hospitals at various places. In Manali, Padianallur and Atthimanpettai, among other primary health centres Rs 8.5 lakh had been allotted and Rs five lakh had been earmarked for 'Patients Health Plan' scheme.
He said Rs three crore had been allotted for the purchase of medical equipments to hospitals.
The Minister also inspected the Headquarters Hospital and enquired about the facilities to in-patients.
He asked the doctors to meet the necessary infrastructure requirements of patients like sanitation and water facility, while giving a patient hearing to the patients ventilated grievances.