Washington: April 30, 2010
The World Bank has approved a US $117.70 million loan from the International Development Association (IDA) to India designed to improve quality of and access to health services in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This comes as additional financing to the Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project, which was approved on December 16, 2004 with an IDA credit amount of US $110.83 million, the Bank announced. "Tamil Nadu has made impressive progress in improving maternal and child health and further improvements would be achieved by improvement in the overall quality of care, particularly for provision of comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care," World Bank Senior Public Health specialist and project team leader Preeti Kudesia said.
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