By implementing the new insurance scheme, the people of Tamil Nadu are assured of quality medical facilities, Ms Jayalalithaa added.
The government will focus on improvement of primary health care facilities in urban areas. The 60 centers already sanctioned under the National Rural Health Mission, will be shifted under the administrative and technical control of the Directorate of Public Health. Further, the Urban Primary Health Care centers will be set up in 75 more small urban towns. A super-specialty center, at a cost of Rs.100 crores, would be set up in Annal Gandhi Government Hospital, Tiruchi.
Infrastructure and Equipment Upgradation
Additionally, infrastructure and equipment upgradation has been planned for district hospitals and poison treatment centers at a cost of Rs. 55 crores, under the Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project.
Also, under public-private partnership agreements, diagnostic facilities at the major hospitals will be improved, and state-of-the-art computer aided laboratories established in all districts in a phased manner. Emergency TransportationEmergency transportation provided through the 108 ambulance service will further be extended to offering inter-facility transfer for all emergencies.
Additionally, special vehicles will be put into service in tribal and hilly areas, and one vehicle will be provided per district for transporting new born babies. Scheme Member Eligibility
Tamil Nadu State Population whose annual family income of less than Rs 72,000/-, and all the families including welfare board members who were enrolled early are eligible to get benefit in this interim period. New families can also get benefit with production of income certificate and ration card. They are eligible to get benefit up to Rs. 1 lakh in this interim period.