Hospital at Govt Estate to play Host to Medical Meets - The New Indian Express

Hospital at Govt Estate to play Host to Medical Meets

Published: 22nd January 2014 07:38 AM

Last Updated: 22nd January 2014 07:38 AM

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday allocated `6.86 for completing the works on the dome atop the Assembly hall at the erstwhile new Secretariat building in Chennai. The Assembly hall will be converted as the International Medical Conference Hall of the multi-speciality hospital being set up in the complex at the Omandurar Government Estate for the benefit of downtrodden people.

An official release here recalled that the opening ceremony of the structure had taken place in March 2010 even before the completion of construction works.  Besides, a temple tower like dome was set up temporarily at a cost of  `3 crore at that time. Later, the previous DMK government dismantled the temporary dome. Now, using `6.86 crore allocated by the Chief Minister, the rest of the works on the dome would be completed in such a way that sunlight penetrates the building. 

Already, the Chief Minister had allocated `26.93 crore for converting the erstwhile new Secretariat building as the multi-speciality hospital on the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.  Besides, she had also granted `76.04 crore in the first phase to purchase modern equipment and furniture for the new hospital and the works are on a fast pace.

Tackling Mosquitoes

With a view to destroy mosquitoes at their breeding stage itself, the Chief Minister has allocated `2 crore.  Using this fund, more number of  field workers would be appointed and they would pay door-to-door visits and eradicate mosquitoes at their sources itself by spraying repellents. 

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