New secretariat in Chennai to be made a hospital

August 19th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Friday announced the new complex built by the DMK government to house the assembly and the secretariat, will be converted into a multi-speciality hospital.

In a statement in the state assembly, Jayalalithaa said the hospital would be equivalent to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

She said the hospital will come up in A wing of the complex measuring 97,829 sq. metres.

The government will set up a new medical college in the buildings coming up in the B block, Jayalalithaa said.

Jayalalithaa reiterated her government’s decision not to shift the assembly and secretariat to the new complex as it was not sufficient enough to house all the Tamil Nadu government departments.

The AIADMK government has decided to function out of Fort St.George and appointed a one-man committee to probe allegations of wasteful expenditure and poor quality construction in the new assembly and secretariat complex.

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