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Jaya orders Siddha wings at ESI hospitals

Chennai (NT): Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today ordered setting up of Siddha departments at 10 ESI hospitals in Tamilnadu, including Tambaram, Sriperumbudur and Thiruvottiyur.

She has also ordered creating of 20 new vacancies to implement the initiative.

According to an official release, the government led by Jayalalithaa has been implementing various measures for the benefit of all sections of the society. ‘The government is aware that workers play a major role in the industrial and economic growth of the country,’ said the release.It added that a consolidated protection scheme called Employee State Insurance is being implemented effectively in the State.

‘Under the plan, workers and their family members get treatment for various ailments, apart from other benefits. In Tamilnadu, there are 191 ESI dispensaries with 2,363 beds and nine ESI hospitals. Since the number of workers is getting increased thanks to industrialisation, it is necessary to set up new dispensaries,’ said the release.

Stating that Jayalalithaa has ordered to start a new dispensary in Kanyakumari district, the release said the new dispensary would have two assistant medical officers, one assistant, one junior assistants, two nurses, two compounders, one office assistant and one conservancy staff. An order has been issued to set up a similar dispensary at Padappai in Kancheepuram district.

The release also said the Chief Minister has ordered setting up of Siddha wings at ESI dispensaries at variouis places of the State.

‘As per her order, Siddha departments will be created at ESI dispensaries at Tambaram, Sriperumbudur and Thiruvottiyur in Chennai zone, Kumbakonam and Pallipalayam in Salem zone, Tuticorin, Rajapalayam and Kovilpatti in Madurai zone and Pollachi and Thudiyalur in Coimbatore zone,’ it said.

For the effective functioning of the above facilities, 20 new vacancies would be created and filled up, the release said further.

‘This initiative of the State government will protect the health of workers and their family members, besides increasing the productivity of the employees,’ concluded the release.


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