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The Hindu

Mobile hospital planned for Tirupur

14 April, 2005



TIRUPUR: The Common Business Development Council (CBDC), formed by a group of industrialists here, will soon operate a mobile hospital in association with the Isha Yoga Foundation, for the welfare of labour force in the knitwear town. According to its president, A. M. Karthikeyan, the CBDC will focus on health care of the workforce. 

The CBDC has enrolled 60 member units that have more than 60 workers each. All the workers will get six to 13 days Yoga training that will improve their involvement and concentration. The mobile hospital, consisting of a doctor and three nurses, will visit each company twice a month. Without affecting the work at the factory, all the preliminary tests will be undertaken and consultation will be given by the unit. The cost of the vehicle is around Rs. 12 lakhs and cost of medicine and other expenditure will be borne by the CBDC, Mr. Karthikeyan added. E. Palanisamy, advisor of CBDC says the style of functioning of the Isha Yoga Foundation suits with the CBDC's way of doing things. "Ultimately we want to improve the productivity and for that keep the employee healthy and happy," he said. The CBDC will serve the knitwear industry and all the industries. And in future various projects will be undertaken for the welfare of the workers, said the secretary, Raju V. R. Palanisamy.

On April 14, the former director of Central Bureau of Investigation, D. R. Karthikeyan, the founder of Tamil Nadu Bakthar Peravai, V. Shanmuganathan and Additional Director General of Police, V. Balachandran will participate.

 


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