Ayush Ministry seeks clarification on anti-NEET bill:

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The Ministry of AYUSH has once again sought clarification from the state government on the anti-NEET bill. Answer will be sent within two weeks, Health Minister Hon. Subramanian said.

He said that earlier, the departments of AYUSH, Higher Education and Health and Family Welfare had sought several clarifications on the Bill through the Ministry of Home Affairs.

“We had consulted with legal experts and sent appropriate responses to the three departments. On January 13, the Ministry of AYUSH again sent a letter seeking some clarifications. We will consult legal experts and send our reply in a week or two.

He said the clarifications sought were based on the replies submitted earlier by the health department.
Reacting to AIADMK leader Edappadi’s criticism of Palaniswami’s Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam, the minister said if he was willing to visit the Directorate of Public Health (DPH) and Preventive Medicine, he would be ready to share the list of one crore beneficiaries under the scheme. were ready for

Mr. Subramanian said the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation had spent an additional budget of Rs 85 crore in the last one year to buy medicines and equipment such as dialysis bags under the scheme.

He said that a portal is being prepared with details of beneficiaries, their contact details, nature of illness and prescribed medicines.

 Award for TN

Tamil Nadu was awarded the best performing state for implementing certain schemes during the workshop on ‘School Health and Wellness Ambassador Programme’ organized by the Union Health Ministry on 16th and 17th January in New Delhi.

The State received the ‘Best Convergence Mechanism Award’ – National Health Mission (NHM). Tamil Nadu is implementing the RBSK program and the School Health and Wellness Ambassador program in convergence with the Department of School Education through DPH.

A total of 70,000 school teachers have screened 41,62,792 children and referred 9,79,506 children to 805 mobile health teams of the RBSK programme. A total of 6,917 principals and 1,09,216 teachers were trained by the health department as school health and wellness ambassadors on a pilot basis in Karur, Perambalur, Tenkasi, Villupuram, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Ariyalur and Vellore districts. A total of 83,881 school health and wellness sessions were conducted from April to December 2022.

The state also got the award for Best Menstrual Hygiene Campaign. Menstrual Hygiene Scheme was implemented in the state covering all adolescent girls in rural and urban areas through DPH. According to a press release, a total of 43 lakh adolescent girls were benefitted.

Health Secretary P. Senthilkumar and Mission Director, NHM-Tamil Nadu, Shilpa Prabhakar Satish were present

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