The Tamil Nadu government had written to the Central Government seeking permission to establish medical colleges in Tenkasi, Ranipet, Tirupathur, Perambalur, Mayiladuthurai and Kancheepuram districts, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Ma Subramanian on Monday.
Speaking to reporters at the airport here, he said that Chief Minister M. K. Stalin had promised to establish state-of-the-art medical colleges in the newly formed districts. With this move, more and more students would have access to medical education with world class facilities. Presently, there were 36 government medical colleges in the State, he said.
He said that Covid-19 was well under control in the State. There was no death due to this virus in the last two to two-and-half-months. The number of active cases stood at less than 50. A single case of Omicron variant (PA4) was reported in the State and the patient was stable.
When asked about the steps to fill vacancies, he said the Medical Recruitment Board had recruited around 4,000 nurses and 7,296 health workers. It is a continuous process. As and when the finance ministry cleared the proposals, the recruitment would take place. The Hindu