The State authorities plans to arrange a hospital specialising in cardiac care, most cancers and kidney remedy in Hubballi, Health and Medical Education Minister Ok. Sudhakar has mentioned.
Public health care establishments resembling Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research and Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology will arrange and run extra such tertiary health care centres, the Minister mentioned.
He was talking on the inauguration of recent amenities at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences there on Saturday. He inaugurated a brand new administrative constructing for KIMS, a cardiology centre, a mortuary, a talent laboratory and a retina clinic.
The administrative constructing has been constructed at a price of ₹ 19 crore, the talent lab at ₹ 2.eight crore, cardiac care centre at ₹ 6.88 crore, mortuary at ₹ 1 crore and the retina clinic at ₹ 1 crore.
He mentioned that COVID-19 was below management within the State. “The government has spent around ₹ 300 crore on COVID-19 management and conducted over one crore tests till now. Beds with oxygen supply were increased to 31,000 from 6,000. The rate of death in the State is among the lowest in the country. We are on the watch about a possible rise of cases in a second wave of the epidemic on the lines of Europe, Delhi and Ahmedabad,’’ he said.
The State has 185 RTPCR labs. The 60 medical colleges in the State are also setting up such labs, according to him.
“As many as 1.15 lakh families, including those above poverty line, have been included in the Arogya Karnataka Ayushman Bharat scheme. The government will introduce a comprehensive health policy that includes human resource management training for doctors and also increasing salaries and allowances of all health care professionals,” he mentioned.
In Belagavi, Dr. Sudhakar mentioned on Saturday that by January subsequent, all authorities hospitals can be transformed into 24 x 7 health care amenities. “We also have plans to make sure that all diagnostic tests and medicines are available free to all. The government will also set up more primary health centres, depending on the population in villages,” he added.
He requested medical doctors, nurses and workers to introspect why the poor don’t get good remedy and amenities at authorities hospitals, regardless of the federal government spending massive quantities of cash on infrastructure and salaries.