Enhance health care facilities in Erode

To provide better treatment under Kalaignar insurance scheme

ERODE: Erode district was ranked second in the State for providing treatment to the people under the Kalaignar Insurance Scheme for Life Saving Treatments, Collector R. Sudalaikannan said.

Participating in a mass contact programme held in Vijayapuri village panchayat here recently, the Collector called upon the healthcare sector in the district to enhance the facilities to provide treatment to more people under this scheme.

Coimbatore district was ranked first as it has hospitals with advanced facilities.

Even people from Erode district were going to Coimbatore seeking advanced healthcare services, he pointed out. Over 5.12 lakh families in the district were given the Smart Card under the Kalaignar Insurance scheme till date, he added.

The Collector appealed to the elected representatives of local bodies to extend their support for the successful completion of the Census exercise.

The first phase of the Census 2011exercise, House listing and Housing Census, is being carried out in all the parts of the district.

In the household enumeration, to be carried out till July 15, the owner of the house will be asked to provide details for 35 questions.

The second phase, called the Population Enumeration phase, will be held in February in 2011.

A unique feature of this census is the preparation of National Population Register (NPR), in which all persons aged over 15 years will be photographed and fingerprinted to create a biometric national database. The Census 2011 will form the base for the issuance of national individual identity cards, the Collector said.

Mr. Sudalaikannan wanted the elected representatives to co-ordinate with the field staff and help the people in their respective areas to furnish their details.

Later he distributed welfare assistance to the tune of Rs. 12.87 lakh to 242 beneficiaries.

Senior officials from various departments participated in the programme.


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