Tamil Nadu government has launched Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam Scheme 2021. The doorstep healthcare scheme in Tamilnadu is launched simultaneously across 7 districts, including Chennai and Coimbatore. Chief minister MK Stalin has started the “healthcare at doorstep” scheme virtually via video conferencing in the Krishnagiri district, according to reports which cited officials familiar with the matter at the state’s health department. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of the Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam Scheme.
Tamil Nadu Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam Scheme 2021
TN Chief Minister MK Stalin has inaugurated Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam, doorstep health care scheme through video conferencing. This scheme aims to eliminate need for patients to visit hospitals for treating non-communicable diseases. Tamilnadu Doorstep healthcare scheme is launched simultaneously across seven districts which includes Chennai and Coimbatore.
Objects of TN Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam Scheme
According to a government order, the ambitious Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam Scheme aims to cover 1,172 health sub-centres, 189 primary health centres and 50 community health centres across 50 universal health coverage blocks in the state. Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam or the doorstep healthcare scheme aims to not only provide required medications at the doorsteps of the citizens but also take medical services right to their homes.
Management of Stock of Medical Supplies in Tamilnadu
After launch the doorstep healthcare scheme, chief minister MK Stalin is personally taking stock of the medical supplies that will be sent to the residences of those patients diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes. In addition to this, special focus will also remain on those patients and senior citizens in the state who require physiotherapy.
Stalin took charge as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu earlier on 7 May 2021, after his party “Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)” came to power after ousting the erstwhile All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)-led government in the latest state assembly elections. Assuming his charges amid the raging second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, MK Stalin had instructed his team to focus on containing the virus spread and augmenting the health infrastructure in the state on priority.
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