Health workers speak to beneficiaries at their doorstep
With Chief Minister MK Stalin launching the Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam in Krishnagiri and inaugurating it via video conference in Mondipatti in Tiruchi district on Thursday, State Ministers KN Nehru and Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi reported teams of health workers who would contact beneficiaries at their doorstep here.
The ministers also distributed drugs to some of the beneficiaries of the program. Under this program, people over 45 and others with disabilities would be screened through routine door-to-door checks for non-communicable diseases.
People with high blood pressure and diabetes would be given medication every month at their doorstep. Physiotherapy will be given to patients with paralysis and others who need such care. District collector S. Sivarasu and other officials were present.
The program was inaugurated at the Venkatakrishnapuram panchayat in Ariyalur district by the Minister of Welfare of Backward Classes SS Sivasankar. The program will be implemented by all 17 health sub-centers under the Kadugur primary health center. In Kadugur taluk, 5,136 patients, including 2,077 hypertensive patients and 2,335 diabetics and 724 with both conditions, would receive medication each month under the program. Physiotherapy would be extended to 70 people at their doorstep in the neighborhood, he said. Collector P. Ramana Saraswathi was also present.
The Minister also inaugurated the project in Perumathur at Veppur panchayat union in the district of Perambalur in the presence of the collector P. Sri Venkada Priya. In Perambalur district, 26,126 hypertensive and diabetic patients would benefit from the device. In addition, palliative care would be extended to 162 people and physiotherapy to another 212 patients in the districts, he added.
In Pudukottai, Minister of Law S. Reghupathy inaugurated the project at V. Kottaiyur in Tirumayam taluk in the district. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Reghupathy said the program would benefit the population immensely, as medical teams would go directly to their homes and provide necessary treatment. Steps would be taken to roll out the program to other locations in the district on a gradual basis, said Reghupathy.