Inauguration of Amma Mini Clinic by CMO Tamil Nadu
5 months ago
Today Tamil Nadu’s chief minister Edapaddi Palaniswami with an aim of making medical facilities easily accessible to common people, inaugurated an “Amma Mini Clinic” at MPM street. Thandayarpet Vyasarpadi and the Metropolitan cooperation of Chennai visited the treatment facilities which will be provided to people. Amma Mini clinic is like the Mohalla clinics of Delhi which was established by running AAP party.
Every Amma Mini clinic will have a doctor, nurse, and a medical assistant to offer consultation and basic treatment for patients with headache, fever and other ailments barring Covid-19 or else. There will be 639 Amaa clinics to be open firstly and then the number of these clinics will reach up to 2000.
Palaniswami said we want our people to live a disease-free lifestyle. The places in the state where there are no primary health care centres, the ‘Amma mini-clinics’ can be easily accessible by people. The mini-clinics will open at 8 am in the morning to noon and in the evening from 4 pm to 8 pm. This scheme is launched before four months left for the 2021 assembly polls in the state.
The meaning of Amma is ‘mother’ in Tamil and this is how the AIADMK cadre addresses their late leader J Jayalalithaa. Various social welfare schemes in the state are named after the Jayalalitha Ji such as ‘Amma Canteens’ and ‘Amma Drinking Water’. Tamil Nadu elections are going to held in early 2021, before that ruling government is accumulating public support through such schemes.