TN CM launches mobile medical units for those in remote areas

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Chennai, Jan 6 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today launched 100 mobile medical units for rural health services at a cost of Rs 6 crore, with the aim of reaching out to people living in remote areas.

He also launched computers for 1,036 Public Health Centres (PHCs) at the cost of Rs 5.73 crore besides kick-starting hepatitis vaccine programme to cover 11.5 lakh children across the state, an official release here said.

The State Government would spend more than Rs seven crore for the hepatitis vaccine scheme.

On the achievement of state rural health mission, the release said more than 1000 PHCs have been upgraded to provide 24x7 delivery services.

About 3,000 staff nurses were recruited and posted in these PHCs to ensure round-the-clock services.

The government also spent Rs 26 crore on 1,607 patient welfare societies constituted and registered in all district headquarters, taluk and non-taluk hospitals and PHCs.

More than 12,000 village health, water and sanitation committees have been formed in the village panchayats for improving sanitation and hygiene and a fund of Rs 10,000 provided to each committee, totalling Rs 25.24 crore.

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