Accommodation is provided to village health nurses in sub centres

The State government has allotted more than Rs.4 crore for various infrastructural facilities in healthcare sector in Perambalur district. According to a release from Collector Darez Ahamed, the contribution of the village health nurses (VHNs) in health sector is indispensable. Apart from confirming pregnancy in women in their village, the VHNs render several services including registering patients’ names, providing various services before and after delivery, recording birth\death of children, providing treatment for minor diseases, vaccinating children and mothers, giving tablets for patients affected by tuberculosis, referring patients to primary health centres, recommending assistance to eligible pregnant women, and promoting institutional delivery.