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Assembly panel visits CMCH

Staff Reporter

Gathers information from patients regarding treatment and services

— Photo: K. Ananthan

SPOT STUDY: The Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, D. Yasodha, watches an audiogram being taken at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital on Tuesday.

Coimbatore: The Public Accounts Committee of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly led by chairperson D. Yasodha on Tuesday visited the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.

The panel visited the Cardiology Department and ENT Department and enquired the patients on the treatment and services.

Ms.Yasodha said that the Government had sanctioned five Regional Diagnostic Centres including one for Tirupur and equipment were procured at Rs. 45 crore.

The blood purification unit and breast cancer detection equipment that were procured for Tirupur were installed at the CMCH owing to shortage of manpower in Tirupur.

Expressing satisfaction over the functioning of CMCH, Ms.Yasodha said that the equipment had been put to the best use.

Every day the hospital was getting 4,000 to 6,000 patients of which 1,000 were admitted as in-patients.

The panel would recommend to the Government to permanently place these equipment in Coimbatore. The panel visited the Indira Memorial Housing Scheme at Kurudampalayam in Periyanaickenpalayam Panchayat Union where houses were being constructed for 24 families.

It advised the Project Officer of the District Rural Development Agency to ensure quality in construction works.

The committee also inspected the Sidhapudur Corporation Higher Secondary School and the anganwadi centre at Puliakulam VCV School.

It checked the quality of food that was being provided to the children there.

The committee visited the gold covering jewellery manufacturing unit run by Annai Sandhya Women’s Self-Help Groups with the help of Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing Corporation at Puliakulam.

The panel was accompanied by Collector V. Palanikumar, Corporation Commissioner V.K. Shanmugam, DRDA Project Officer P. Anandraj, THADCO Manager Gopal, Deputy Director of Public Health Porkai Pandian and District Rehabilitation Officer Ms.Jasmin.

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