Now, TN rolls out Amma health schemes

Plan on to set up laboratory to diagnose inherited disorders

Now, TN rolls out Amma health schemes

The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday announced a series of ‘Amma’ health schemes, including the ‘Amma Women Special Master Health Check-up’ and ‘Amma Magapperu Sanjeevi’ for women.

The latter contains a pack of 11 Siddha medicines to treat expecting mothers.Two other health schemes, the ‘Amma Master Health Check-up’ and ‘Amma Health Scheme’, were also announced by Chief Minister J Jayalalitha in the Assembly, besides the plan for setting up a laboratory to diagnose inherited disorders.

The chief minister, making a statement under Rule 110 in the Assembly, announced a total of 22 schemes worth over Rs 700 crore for the well-being of the people of the state.

Pointing out that private hospitals charge between Rs 5,000-12,000 for master health check-ups, Jayalalitha  said the ‘Amma Master Health Check-up’ scheme would be launched at government general hospitals across the state  at a nominal cost as a model scheme for those who can not afford expensive treatment.

Speaking on the ‘Amma Women Special Master Health Check-up’ scheme, Jayalalitha said apart from the routine tests, it would also cover tests like pap smear, digital mammogram, parathyroid hormone tests and others at a moderate price.

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