Pragativahini News, Shiggaon : The state government has been understanding people’s problems and responding to it. This year, a maximum amount has been earmarked for the health sector, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Speaking at a function organized to upgrade the government hospital to 250 beds here on Sunday, he said the 100 bed hospital is being upgraded. Earlier it was 50 bed hospital and it was upgraded to 100 beds in 2008-2009. Now, this hospital has 14 doctors and equipped with ICU, NICU and dialysis. As the population has increased, the hospital is now upgraded to 250 beds.
” We have not only increased the number of beds also also made the necessary arrangements. The upgraded hospital will serve the shiggaon people for the next 10 to 20 years. This taluk hospital has all the facilities on par with district hospital and it will provide the necessary healthcare to poor and nerdy people. Our government has given the maximum amount to the health sector in current budget. Plans are in the pipeline to have 100 bed hospitals in taluks depending upon the population. We have already upgraded 100 primary health centres as the Community Health Centers and also opened 60 PHC centers”.
Bommai said the government is starting 12 new cancer centres in the State. From this month onwards, they are opening 437 Namma Clinics to enable people to visit and take treatment for the minor ailments. One crore Ayushman Cards are being distributed and this is a record. A foundation stone for the Hubballi Hospital in coordination with the Jayadeva institute will be laid next month. The Kidwai cancer Hospital is starting it’s unit in Belagavi.
The CM said a new ayurvedic hospital will be started in Savanur this year and he will come and lay the foundation stone for the same in the next two weeks. The construction of a medical College in Haveri is going on and the government aims to start the college by February-March next year. A new 400 bed hospital is coming up in Haveri and it will be converted into a super specialty hospital.