State-of-the-art hospital to fulfil long standing demand of the people of Uttara Kannada
250 bed multi-speciality hospital in Sirsi to be completed soon
Bengaluru, Sept. 21: CM Basavaraj Bommai has given in-principle approval for setting up of super speciality hospital in Uttara Kannada district, said Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. This fulfills the long standing demand of people of Uttara Kannada district for a well equipped tertiary hospital.
Dr.Sudhakar spoke to media after a meeting with all elected representatives of the district including district in-charge minister Kota Srinivasa Poojari, MLAs and MLCs at his official residence.
Our government is committed to ensure availability of quality healthcare services in Uttara Kannada district. Location and other modalities regarding setting up of hospital will be discussed with the Chief Minister. The proposal has been sent to finance department. After discussing with CM the proposal will be tabled in the cabinet, said Dr.Sudhakar.
Kumta is centrally located in the district and it is being considered for the establishment as hospital. Along with this a 250 bed multi speciality hospital that is being set up in Sirsi is already under construction. Karwar medical college has received approval from NMC to start functioning from this year with 150 MBBS seats which will further enhance medical infrastructure in the district. All aspects regarding healthcare infrastructure in the district including filling of vacant posts, upgradation of PHCs, procurement of equipment were discussed in the meeting with elected representatives, said health minister.
Dr.Sudhakar said he will visit Uttara Kannada district after the ongoing assembly session to take stock of healthcare infrastructure in the district. Minister Shivaram Hebbar who hails from the district was also present in the meeting.