TN CM lays foundation stone for new MMC building
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Last Updated: Monday, March 01, 2010, 10:14
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi om Monday laid the foundation stone for a new building for the Madras Medical College to be constructed at a cost of Rs 150 crore.

The building would come up at the place where the old Central Prison complex was located.

Speaking on the occasion, he recalled that the country's first woman doctor Muthulakshmi Reddy had graduated from the 175-year old college in 1912.

In her memory, the DMK Government was implementing a scheme to benefit pregnant women under which Rs 1,000 each was paid to the beneficiaries for six months during pregnancy, he said.

He also said the DMK Government was taking various steps in the health sector, including implementation of the insurance scheme for life saving treatment.

The Chief Minister honoured 40 senior doctors on the occasion of the college's 175h year celebrations by presenting medals.


First Published: Monday, March 01, 2010, 10:14

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