Chennai, Mar 5: Tamil Nadu become the first state to make the entire system of birth, death certificates facility available online.CM Edappadi K Palaniswami launched a portal for downloading death and birth certificates free of cost, at the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Egmore on Monday. The Tamil Nadu Civil Registration System has gone online.
CM Palaniswami launched the civil registration website- crstn.org.
This facility while help people across the state can register births and deaths online and also can download birth and death certificates.
On this occasion, CM Palaniswami said, “We are the first state to make the entire facility available online. Birth and death certificates can now be downloaded from the website without any hassle”.
CM Palaniswami also launched ‘Amma Maternal and Child Health Kit for Ante-natal mother’.
According to Health Department statement, the government will give Amma Maternal and Child Health, nutrition kits to prevent anemia among pregnant women.
From Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternal Benefit Scheme will benefit around 4,000 women with the nutrition kit.
CM dedicated another major scheme for the Health Department is the Laboratory Information Management System. This scheme will facilitate the laboratory in sample testing. Under this scheme, laboratory samples like blood collected from the remote Primary Health Centres (PHCs), will be sent to the block level PHCs for tests and the results will be sent back.
Dr. K. Kolandaswamy, directors of Public health said, While mothers giving births in government hospitals will be given birth certificates on the day of discharge along with discharge summary, those delivering in private hospitals can download them from the website within 21 days. Dr. K. Kolandaswamy is also the Chief Registrar of births and deaths in the state.
On this occasion, Palaniswami declared that state government also gave appointment orders to a few of 1,300 newly recruited medical officers, 135 junior assistants, 95 stenotypists, and 29 typists. The CM also announced the donation of 15 crores to the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology as part of its 175 anniversary.