MANIFESTO FOR ELECTIONS TO THE TAMILNADU LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY(3)

TREES

Restrictions on planting, growing and cutting trees like sandalwood, teak etc will be removed
Trees grown wildly (like karuvelam trees) will be replaced with useful trees in public/government places Fully  grown trees will be cut and used and new saplings will be planted(replantation)on a continuous basis

HEALTH

The rural hospitals will be upgraded and all treatments, surgeries, rehabilitation etc as are available in private hospitals of medium sized towns, will be undertaken in rural hospitals. Difficult and serious cases will be referred to big hospitals, All treatments will be free for all sections of the population. No income or nativity certificate will be asked. Multi speciality hospitals cum research institutions will be opened in all district headquarters

Separate hospitals cum research institutions will be established for unknown diseases.

Relatives, friends etc. will not be required to stay with the patient once the patient is admitted in a hospital. The hospital will take care of the patient completely. The relatives can attend to their routine work.

There will be intensive research on Native medicine in addition to research on Ayurveda, siddha and other systems.

All major hospitals will have native medicine sections.

Government will pay a lump sum amount to successful native medicine practitioners and ask them to train some candidates.

M.B.B.S and B.E are the coveted professional courses. These are 4 1/2 and 4 year courses respectivbely  after 12th class. In engineering, for those who are not in a position to get admission in B.E due to various reasons, there is an option of pursuing 3 year diploma course after 10th class. Not all engineering works require knowledge of a B.E. graduate and the diploma engineers do not have any special difficulty in getting suitable jobs. In the case of medical course, in Tamilnadu there is no option to pursue a diploma course in medicine and surgery. Like in engineering, not all medical treatments require the knowledge of MBBS graduates and MBBS graduates need not spend their time on treating simple ailments. 3 years after 10th class diploma course in medicine and surgery will provide adequate knowledge to persons to treat routine cases. So our government will introduce such course.

There are separate clinics for medical treatment of Central government employees in large cities like Delhi,Mumbai, Kolkatta, Chennai etc.If the illness requires hospitalization or if the doctors at the clinic are unable to handle the treatment, the patients are referred to government hospitals and if these hospitals also cannot treat the patients, they are referred to private hospitals which have the facilities for treatment, even if they are expensive and outside the place of residence of patients. The cost of treatment at private hospital is borne by the government.

Similarly when a local government hospital is unable to treat a common man’s illness, the patient would be referred to government hospital or private hospital and the entire expenditure would be met by the government. No certificate of income would be asked for. The fact that the patient did not go direct to private hospital but came to local government hospital shows that the patient needs/wants government assistance. This is one of the most required welfare measures which the government would extend to the people.

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Scholarships will be provided to all meritorious students irrespective of their communities, income level etc. upto research level. No income, community etc certificates will be asked for.

grants will be given liberally for all colleges and private institutes to undertake research in pure sciences like physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, mathematics etc.

Institutions for research on heat, cold, wind, rainfall, soil erosion etc. will be established in all district headquarters

for matching grants will be given by government  for research by industry

Grants will also be given for establishing new research organisations

for supplying laboratory equipment fo universities/ colleges   through University Grants Commission

for research on refining techniques of artificial rain making

for research and development of robots

for establishment of a separate council for promotion of scientific cooperation with other states and foreign countries and for undertaking joint research projects with other states/ foreign countries and international organizations

for carrying intensive research on alternate fuels,

Samacheer kalvi thittam will be discontinued. A brilliant student who can absorb lessons more easily than others should not be denied access to further lessons.

Our government will restrict interference in the running of private educational institutes to the barest minimum. In the matter of syllabus and fees charged, there will be no interference.

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