Public Health & Preventive Medicine

National Programe for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS)
  1. To improve the health outcomes of the people of Tamil Nadu especially the poor and disadvantaged by strengthening Health Systems.
  2. To reduce the morbidity and mortality due to Non Communicable Diseases through Opportunistic screening, treatment and follow up of individuals reporting at Government health facilities in Tamil Nadu.
  3. Availability of NCD Clinic with facilities for screening in all Government Health Facilities.
  4. Provision of screening services for men and women aged 18 years and above for Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus.
  5. Screening of women aged 30 years and above for Cervical and Breast Cancers.
  6. Referral for Confirmatory tests or for further evaluation.
  7. Referral for treatment of complications.
  8. Maintenance of Forms, Cards and Registers.
  9. Online data entry and reporting system.
  10. National School Children Health Scheme (RBSK)

    Under National School Children Health Scheme which was started in December 2014, right from new borne children to 18 years adolescent have to be screened for congenital deformities, developmental and Nutritional deformities at an early stage. As it is diagnosed at the early stage, also treated at the earliest without any delay. In the scheme 12 teams have been functioning in 6 Blocks, 1 Team exclusively for treating Male Children and another for Female children.

    Dr.Muthulakhsmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme

    Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme (MRMBS) is implemented with a noble objective of providing assistance to poor pregnant women/mothers to meet expenses on nutritious diet, to compensate for the loss of income during motherhood and to avoid low birth weight of newborn babies. The assistance which was given at Rs.6,000 per beneficiary has been increased to Rs.12,000 per beneficiary with effect from 01.06.2011. The cash assistance is given in three installments on conditional basis and restricted to two deliveries. The amount is being credited directly to the Beneficiaris bank account through ECS. First installment is given before delivery for those availing all required antenatal care services during pregnancy in Government Institutions, second installment for those delivering in Government Institutions and third installment after proper immunization of the child. Sri Lankan refugees are also eligible for assistance under this scheme. This has since been enhanced to Rs.18,000 per beneficiary.

    Napkin Scheme:

    The age group between 10 – 19 yrs. For all adolescent girls the napkin sis issued for 12 pockets every 2 months once.

    Weekly iron and folic acid supplementation:

    Every week Thursday iron & folic acid supplementation is given between age group (10 – 19). 6th to 12std for all students.

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    Yearly twice (February and August ) Months tablets / Syrup is issued between the age group (1-19) yrs for School going children.

    Vitamin A solution supplementation programme.

    Yearly twice ( September and March ) every 6 month once age group between 6 Months to 60 months Vitamin A solution is issued.

    Civil Registration System

    The Registration of Birth and Death Act 18 of 1969 came in to force in Tamil Nadu from 01.04.1970. As per the Act all Births and Deaths have to be reported compulsorily for registration at the place of occurrence within 21 days of their occurrence. The Registration work is governed by Tamil Nadu Registration of Birth and Death Rules, 2000. The Birth and Death registration activity is carried out by Birth and Death Registrars of various departments in Ariylaur District through 241 Registration Units. At present the level of registration has attained 100% in Birth and Death.

    It was announced in the Legislative Assembly that a provision of online birth certificates to the beneficiaries will be extended to the Mayiladuthurai District as being done in Chennai Corporation. Accordingly the Government have ordered in G.O.Ms.No.351 Health and Family Welfare (AB2) department dated 09.10.2017 to implement the New CRS Common Software developed by this department from 01.10.2017 by all line departments. And the CRS newly developed software is implemented throughout the State from 01.10.2017 onwards.

    The Government has also ordered for compulsory collection of RCH ID from the delivered mother for birth registration of new born to ensure the provision of all MCH services to the delivered mother and the newborns.

    Also the Government has ordered in G.O.Ms.No.353 Health and Family Welfare Department, dt.09.10.2017 to appoint Multi Purpose Health Supervisor (Male) as Birth and Death Registrar for Government District Head Quarters Hospital, Taluk and Non-Taluk Hospital situated in Village Panchayat for registration of births and deaths and issue of certificates before they leave the hospital. The Sanitary Inspector / Executive Officer are the Registrars for the above said Government Institutions situated in ULBs and Town Panchayats.