Chennai, June 16, 2023: The Kalaignar Centenary Super Specialty Hospital in Chennai witnessed a momentous occasion as four nurses joined Chief Minister M K Stalin to inaugurate the esteemed healthcare institution. Although President Droupadi Murmu had regrettably canceled her attendance, the ceremony highlighted the unwavering dedication of nurses and the resolve to deliver exceptional healthcare services.
Amidst an air of anticipation, the nurses ceremoniously cut the red satin ribbon, officially marking the beginning of a new era in healthcare. The event was graced by a golden statue of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, seated on a pedestal, exuding a sense of inspiration and guidance.
Tamil Nadu Association for the Blind founder and president, T Asir Nallathambu, took center stage as the event’s presiding figure, symbolizing the spirit of compassion and understanding. Mohammed Ali, an individual who had triumphed over leprosy and led the welfare association for people with leprosy, had the honor of releasing the book. The first copy was received by Shantha Kumari, a person with a disability who exuded grace and strength as she made her way to the dais.
The audience responded with resounding applause, recognizing the profound message of resilience and inclusivity conveyed by these alternate arrangements.
Chief Minister M K Stalin further commended the remarkable achievement of completing the Kalaignar Centenary Super Specialty Hospital—a six-storied, 1,000-bed marvel—in an impressive 15 months. He drew attention to the delayed progress of the AIIMS project in Madurai, contrasting it with the timely completion of the Kalaignar Centenary Super Specialty Hospital. The reference to the AIIMS project served as a reminder of the government’s commitment to effective implementation and the urgency of delivering promised services.
To further enhance medical facilities and accommodate patients seeking treatment at hospitals such as CMC, Vellore, Chief Minister M K Stalin announced plans to construct lodging facilities with 250 beds in Perumugai village. This facility, to be named after Kalaignar, will stand as a tribute to the late DMK patriarch’s invaluable contributions.
The inauguration of the Kalaignar Centenary Super Specialty Hospital in Chennai, despite the absence of the president, showcased the unwavering commitment and dedication of nurses and healthcare professionals. With Chief Minister M K Stalin at the helm, Tamil Nadu’s healthcare infrastructure continues to evolve, upholding its pledge to provide accessible and inclusive medical services for all.