Karnataka govt aims to build medical college in every district, says K Sudhakar

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The Karnataka state authorities is working in the direction of reforming the general public healthcare system and aiming to build a medical college in every district, mentioned Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Monday.

Speaking on the inauguration of the ‘Arogya Soudha’, the newly constructed Administrative Building Complex of Health and Family Welfare Department at Magadi street in Bengaluru, Sudhakar mentioned that Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is revitalising the well being sector regardless of monetary crunch due to pandemic.

“Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in the last one and half year, the Chief Minister has approved four new medical colleges, out of which, three are already functioning,” he mentioned, including that the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru will likely be inaugurated tomorrow.

He additional mentioned that there are 18 authorities medical faculties in the state and 9 districts wouldn’t have one.

“The government is planning to construct medical colleges in these nine districts under a suitable model. There will also be district hospitals and super specialty hospitals attached to these colleges,” the Minister mentioned.

In mild of the continued COVID-19 pandemic, Sudhakar added that the state now has 30,000 oxygenated beds, about six occasions greater than it did when the coronavirus struck, including {that a} particular allowance was being given to medical doctors and frontline workers at a value of Rs 125 crores.

“About 1.5 per cent of the GDP is being spent on healthcare in our country. PM Narendra Modi has assured that healthcare spending will be increased to 2.5 per cent. Arogya Soudha will facilitate better integration within the Health Department by bringing 53 offices under one roof including NHM, SAST,” the well being minister added.

Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, who inaugurated the brand new constructing, appreciated Sudhakar, saying, “He is putting honest efforts to contain COVID-19 infection and to reform healthcare in the state.”

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