TN rolls out free vaccination drive at pvt hospitals
The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday formally launched the free vaccination drive at private hospitals, by utilising the corporate social responsibility funds provided by companies.
The programme has been rolled out with the CSR funds of CII, which had contributed Rs 2.20 crore along with the Rs seven lakh contribution of noted hospitality service provider Adyar Anand Bhavan, an official release said.
Till date over 2.15 crore people have received the jabs in the state at both government run hospitals and at private health care centres.
Medical Minister M Subramanian, senior government officials, Kaveri Hospitals executive chairman and founder S Chandrakumar who is also the CII Tamil Nadu State Council Chairman, Co-founder and executive director, Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, were present on the occasion.
With the drive being rolled out today in the state capital, it would be expanded to other districts gradually.
The hospitals offering the service would advertise the scheme in the locality enabling the public to avail it.
Subramanian also clarified that the current practice of offering vaccines for a price by private hospitals would continue along with the free drive.
In government run hospitals and at primary health centres, the vaccines are provided free of cost.
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