Karaikal: Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy has said government was keen on commencing construction works for the Rs 38-crore super-specialty hospital project. Speaking at an Iftar party held here last night, the Chief Minister said government was paying special attention to improve healthcare facilities at Karaikal. “Super-speciality hospital construction works will begin next month and the Government has earmarked Rs 38 crore for the project,” he said. He said Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda had agreed to set up a branch of India’s premier medical education institute, the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, at Karaikal. “We had been pressing this demand for long and the Union Government has now agreed,” said Rangasamy. Construction work would commence early next year.