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Tuesday, 20-November-2018

HOSPITALS GALORE

Medical facilities in Tamilnadu are set to receive a fillip

Four 100-bed hospitals, each estimated to cost Rs 100 crore, will be set up in Tamilnadu under the Employees State Insurance Corporation scheme, said Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya. “The ministry has increased the coverage of the minimum wage limit from Rs 15,000 to Rs 21,000 so that there is an increase in enrolment of new workers. For Tamilnadu, we are going to sanction four 100-bed hospitals,” he said. The hospitals would come up in Tiruppur, Kanyakumari, Sriperumbudur and Tuticorin, Dattatreya said after chairing the State Labour Ministers and Principal Secretaries of Department of Labour Conference.
“There are about 1,500 dispensaries in the country. We want at least 400 of them to be upgraded to six-bed hospitals.”It would cost about Rs 15 crore each,” he said, many more are being planned.