Health dept, CII collaborate for TB eradication in TN

Several organisations including Tiruchy-based SRM Medical College and Kaveri Hospital, and PSG Medical College Hospital in Coimbatore, Saravana Hospital in Salem, Devdas Hospital in Madurai and L&T Constructions in Chennai have joined the initiative.
Health Minister along with CII members at Omandurar
Health Minister along with CII members at Omandurar

CHENNAI: The State Health Department has joined hands with CII Health for the State Tuberculosis Eradication Programme, health minister Ma Subramanian informed the same at Tamil Nadu Multi Super-Speciality Hospital in Omandurar on Tuesday.

The programme will focus on TB eradication, by informing and creating awareness about the disease. “It will also focus on quality nutrition and health care for TB patients and support through CII member industries, corporates and other institutions. CII member industries will also undertake a TB awareness pledge as part of the programme,” said Subramanian.

Several organisations including Tiruchy-based SRM Medical College and Kaveri Hospital, and PSG Medical College Hospital in Coimbatore, Saravana Hospital in Salem, Devdas Hospital in Madurai and L&T Constructions in Chennai have joined the initiative.

“Industry members will be invited to provide nutritional support to TB patients across TN. The objective is to consolidate the support of other industry organisations of CII and ensure continued contribution to TB prevention,” he added.

Regarding the medical seats at Christian Medical College (CMC), Subramanian said that according to the Supreme Court verdict, 50% of the total seats in post-graduate and undergraduate medical courses have been handed over to the TN government from 2022 onwards.

“Through this, the government will get additional 50 medical seats (MBBS) and 110 post-graduate medical seats under government quota,” he stated.

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