586 doctors appointed and instructed to report for duty immediately
There has been a drastic decline in fever cases, according to Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar.
Talking to reporters after inspecting the Thoothukudi Government Medical College Hospital here on Tuesday, Mr. Vijayabaskar said that though fever wards were being maintained in all government hospitals across Tamil Nadu, fever cases had come down and in-patients were few. Healthcare professionals were taking continuous efforts to bring fever cases to nil, he said.
“Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswamy is according priority to provide quality healthcare on par with developed nations,” he said. A total of 586 doctors were appointed on Tuesday and they had been instructed to report for duty immediately. Efforts were on to fill up all doctor vacancies in government hospitals. Currently, 44 CT scanners, 18 MRI scanners and six linear accelerators were being installed in government medical college hospitals and government headquarters hospitals.
The Health Minister said efforts were on to introduce post graduate medical courses in Thoothukudi Government Medical College from the next academic year. Now, tertiary care hospitals across the State were being strengthened and MBBS and post graduate seats had been increased. He added that seats in Madurai and Tirunelveli medical colleges had also been increased.
Information Minister Kadambur C. Raju, who accompanied the Health Minister, denied reports that supply of eggs in noon-meal had been discontinued.