Health Minister Lays Foundation Of CGHS Wellness Centre in Tamil Nadu
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday visited the Tamil Nadu government Multi Super Speciality Hospital in Chennai where he virtually laid the foundation stone of CGHS Wellness Centre and Lab at Avadi.
During his visit, Mandaviya witnessed the Robotic Surgery Facility and Early Pregnancy Screening Centre. Further, he interacted with trauma care patients and those with severe sports injuries who are being treated with advanced tech-based surgeries and biopharma therapies.
M. Subramanian, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, P. Senthilkumar, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, government of Tamil Nadu and higher officials were present during the event.
Addressing the gathering, Mandaviya said the Tamil Nadu government Multi Super Specialty Hospital is the only centre with two surgeon consoles and congratulated the state for achieving the goal set for MMR and IMR well ahead of the rest of the states. “Covering 1.58 crore families in Tamil Nadu, under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana , 75 lakh people have availed the benefits,” he added.
He said that COVID vaccination status in the Southern state has reached 11 crore 26 lakh doses with 94 per cent being first doses and 82 per cent comprising of second doses.
Speaking about the Nikshay Mitr Abhiyan a TB (Tuberculosis) Patient or Village Adoption’ scheme, he said around 50,000 patients suffer from TB in Tamil Nadu. However he appealed to the people to extend their support to this scheme as only 5 per cent of them have given consent, while 35 per cent have not accepted it as yet. “Only with your support, like in COVID, can we overcome together this hurdle to the nation’s progress”, he reiterated.
Mandaviya expressed happiness that 17 districts of the state have recorded zero cases of Malaria and lymphatic filarisis has been fully eradicated in the state. Even though this is an encouraging progress, the health Minister directed the health officials to stay alert and continue taking necessary actions towards eradication of Malaria, Chikungunia and Dengue. “The dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not just visionary but filled with empathy. We are committed to make the nation Malaria Free by 2030.”
Informing that the central government will soon launch the ‘ One Nation, One Dialysis’ programme, under the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme, he said through this scheme, any patient can get the dialysis facility from anywhere in the country.
He also said under the Ayushman Bharat -Health and Wellness Centres programme, so far 7,052 Ayushman Bharat -Health and Wellness Centres are functional in the state against the target for 9,135 Health and Wellness Centres till December, 2022. Till now, 542.07 lakh screening tests have been done in these centres for Hypertension, Diabetes, Common cancers and others, he added.
“The central government has allocated more than INR 2600 crore for health of Tamil Nadu under National Health Mission and INR 404 crore for medical infrastructure advancement under the Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission,” he said.