Primary health centres to get dental care units across TN

Dental care units will be established in upgraded primary health centres in 50 blocs in the Tamil Nadu.

Published: 18th August 2016 08:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2016 08:40 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday announced that dental care units will be established in upgraded primary health centres (PHCs) in 50 blocs in the state.

“In order to provide dental care for rural people, dental units will be established at upgraded PHCs in 50 blocs,” Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar told the Assembly.

He added that Rs 1.70 crore will be allocated for the project.

The Health Department proposes to launch a scheme to provide distress and disease control services in 10 districts which account for high prevalence of cancer cases at a cost of `1.50 crore, he said.

Another special scheme at a cost of `2.16 crore would be introduced to initiate remedial measures for blood disorders in hill areas while 27 new mobile medical teams would be formed to provide care for children under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthiya Karyakram scheme with 15 mobile teams in Chennai corporation, 3 each in Coimbatore and Madurai and 2 each in Tiruchirapalli, Salem and Tiruppur corporations, according to the Minister.

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