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Doctors stethoscopeChennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said the Government General Hospital here would launch “Amma Master Health Check-up” and “Amma Woman Special Health Check-up” schemes.

Under the Amma Woman Special Health Check-up scheme, pap smear, bone marrow, blood vitamin-D, digital mammogram, calcium tests would be carried out apart from normal tests, Jayalalithaa said.

Announcing this in the state assembly, she said private hospitals charge Rs.5,000-12,000 to carry out these tests which many cannot afford.

Jayalalithaa said the Government General Hospital would charge very low rates for conducting these tests.

According to her, the government would sanction Rs.10 crore to the hospital to acquire the necessary equipment to carry out the tests under the two schemes.

Jayalalithaa said people can get their urine tested and have their blood pressure and ECG taken at primary health centres across the state twice a week free of cost.

If any person is tested positive for any disorder then treatment will be provided free of cost, she added.

For the welfare of pregnant woman, Jayalalithaa announced “Amma Magapperu Sanjeevi” scheme under which a pack containing 11 herbal medicines would be provided.

She also announced the granting of centre of excellence status and referral hospital by the central government to the Cancer Institute located here.

The Cancer Institute would be upgraded at an outlay of Rs.120 crore.

She said a dental college at an outlay of Rs.50 crore would be set up in south Tamil Nadu and a new medical college at Pudukottai.

(IANS)

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All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hands over Jayalalithaa’s health report to Tamil Nadu Government

Jayalalithaa was declared dead at Apollo Hospital here on December 6. She was admitted to the hospital on September 22 with fever and dehydration

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Supporters of India's Tamil Nadu state's former Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa pay tributes near her photograph outside their party office in Mumbai, India, Dec. 6, 2016. VOA

New Delhi March 6, 2017: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday handed over to the Tamil Nadu government the reports regarding the five visit made by its specialists to Chennai to give expert advise when former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was hospitalised prior to her death.

“AIIMS handed over the five visit reports regarding the health condition of Late Hon’ble Chief Minister Tamil Nadu to Government of Tamil Nadu,” said an official statement.

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According to the authorities, the papers were handed over by V. Srinivas, AIIMS Deputy Director (Administration), to J. Radhakrishnan, Principal Secretary of Tamil Nadu’s health department.

Jayalalithaa was declared dead at Apollo Hospital here on December 6. She was admitted to the hospital on September 22 with fever and dehydration.

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At the request of Tamil Nadu government for expert medical advise, the AIIMS had deployed a team of senior specialists to visit Chennai five times between October 5, 2016 and December 6, under the leadership of G.C. Khilnani, Professor in the Department of Pulmonology.

The Tamil Nadu government had requested AIIMS on March 5, 2017 for handing over the visit notes of the AIIMS delegation to Chennai for their official records. (IANS)

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