New vacancies will also be created and the initiative was part of the government's effort to ensure delivery of modern medical treatment to the poor, an official press release said.
Jayalalithaa also sanctioned Rs. 9.70 crore for the King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research in Chennai to establish a Tissue Bank.
She also allocated Rs. 1.20 crore towards a Centre-State initiative on Cardio Vascular diseases, which will be utilised to buy necessary medical equipment for Thanjavur Medical College and Hospital.