Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami inaugurated the PET- CT scan service at Madurai Government Rajaji Hospital on Wednesday. It is the first scan machine in the state, which uses video footage to diagnose cancer, a release stated. The total cost of the PET-CT scan service is Rs 10 crore.
“Madurai is emerging as the second health capital in Tamil Nadu and Government Rajaji Hospital is the first hospital to get this facility. It would also be introduced in other government hospitals in Coimbatore, Salem and Thanjavur. Treatment would be done free of cost for the patients under the Chief Minister’s comprehensive health insurance scheme,” said Vijaya Baskar.
He added that while interacting with the patients in the maternity ward, he found they are satisfied with the service in the hospital. “More than 70 per cent of deliveries are performed at the government hospitals in Tamil Nadu. All the facilities are maintained well and the right things are given to the patients. We are also providing proteins, iron tonic to the patients and they are happy with the Amma Birth Care kit which contains 16 materials,” Vijaya Baskar added.
Madurai Member of Parliament Su Venkatesan, Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation P Umanath, Madurai District Collector DG Vinay, and the Dean of Madurai Government Medical College were present in the hospital during the Health Minister’s visit.