Committee for establishing Medical College in Dindigul

The Tamil Nadu Assembly Petitions Committee would recommend to the government for establishing a medical college in Dindigul, a much needed one to provide opportunities for the rural students to take up professional courses, said Kovai Thangam, Chairman of the Committee.

After inspecting Dindigul Headquarters Hospital here on Thursday, he said the committee would also recommend for commissioning of a rope car facility connecting Palani and Kodaikanal hill for the convenience of tourists and pilgrims.

Such facility would be useful to attract more pilgrims to Palani and tourists to Kodaikanal.

It would also propose the appointment of a neuro surgeon to treat accident cases and add more beds and depute more doctors to Palani Government Hospital to provide better health care to rural masses.

Develop Sirumalai

The committee would also recommend for developing Sirumalai as a prime tourist spot and improving the infrastructure there.

The Collector had sanctioned Rs. 50 lakh from his special discretionary fund for the implementation of various development works in rural areas and facilities assured by the committee to schools and students hostels. Praising the work of the district administration, Mr. Thangam said it took action on 110 out of total 125 petitions.

Equipment for GH

During his visit to the Dindigul GH in the morning, the chairman announced that the committee would recommend for the commissioning of dialysis equipment. With the absence of such facility, the GH had been referring patients to Madurai GRH for treatment.

Girls and boys hostels under the control of the Department of Adi Dravida Welfare, in Kodaikanal, had got wet grinders within 24 hours owing to quick action taken by the district administration.

The chairman handed over the grinders to the concerned officials. (Warden in girls and boys hostels had informed to the committee during its visit to the hill station on Wednesday that breakfast like ‘idli’ and ‘dosas’ could not be provided owing to the absence of wet grinders).

Collector M. Vallalar and Superintendent of Police M. Muthusamy, DRDA Project Officer K. Arunmani, Joint Director (HS) T. Jayabal and TNHS Project Coordinator A. Asai Thambi accompanied him.

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