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Published: 16th February 2016 03:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2016 03:39 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:  ESIC Hospital Coming up in Sriperumbudur: Minister

The Centre will set up a 100-bed Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) hospital at Sriperumbudur, the industrial hub contiguous to the metro, Union Minister of State for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya said on Monday.

He also sought the Tamil Nadu government’s support in providing land for the facility. Dattatreya was speaking to reporters here after a review meeting on central government projects in the State. The minister added that seven ESIC dispensaries at Tambaram, Ranipet, Ambur, Dindigul, Alambadi, Rajapalayam and Virudhunagar would be upgraded into 30-bed hospitals.

On changest to Child Labour Act, he said the Centre would invite views.

Govt Given 3 More Months to Analyse Sagayam Report

Chennai: The first bench of Madras High Court has granted three more months’ time to the State government to analyse the report submitted by IAS officer U Sagayam on illegal granite mining, the steps taken and further steps to be taken so that the report is taken to its logical end.

The bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh gave the direction, while passing further orders on a PIL from activist ‘Traffic’ KR Ramaswamy on Monday.

Among other things, the report stated that the State had suffered a heavy loss of about Rs 1,11,000 crore due to the illegal mining of granite in Madurai district alone.


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