District Government Medical College to set up at Brahmavar Sugar Factory
Kemmannu News Network, 14-03-2017 10:10:26
Udupi : The state government to sell medicines at rates that are far lower than the prevailing market prices of the medicines under the Jana Sanjivini Scheme of the state government, said Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister of Fisheries, Sports and Youth Empowerment, Government of Karnataka.
He addressing after inauguration of Generic Medical Store at Udupi district Hospital at Ajjarkad Udupi said that the main aim of the government in taking this inititative is to provide medicines at cheap rates to the poor people.
He said that high quality medicines will be sold through this store and people no need to worry about the quality of the medicines due to low priced medicines. Therefore, the people no need to lend an ear to rumors regarding the quality of medicines.
All kinds of medicines will be available to people for widespread ailments like blood pressure, diabetics and other at rates that are 90% cheaper in some cases. This Sanjivini scheme will made available to poor people with affordable rates, he said.
At the earlier days, the said medical store will works for 13 hours per day from 8am to 9pm. Later in due course the time of the medical store will be open round the clock. As per Mani Mittal representative of Hindustan Lever Ltd who providing medicines in cheaper rates, said that the prices of the some medicines will be 10 % to 20% of the market prices and surgical equipment will be made available at 25% reduction.
The complete details of the patients are documented on line under e-hospital. Aadhaar number or mobile number provided to the hospital by the patient would be used to store the data of the patient including his medical history which help the patient or doctor to access his file containing information on his health, treatment provided and other details at any government hospital located in the district. A sum of Rs 20 lakh has been released towards the purchase of medicines at the district hospital. The generic drug stores have been opened at 39 places in Karnataka and are maintained by HLL Life Care Limited, he said.
Pramod Madhwaraj said that he has submitted a proposal to the government to set up a medical college in Udupi. The government would start the already announced medical colleges. I have tremendous pressure on chief minister to set up a government medical college in Udupi after submitting a proposal. Anout 25 acres of land belonging to Brahmavar Sugar Factor can be used for the purpose and hopeful that Udupi district will get a medical college. About 20 acres of land will be required for setting up the college.
He also said that the present Udupi Government hospital has been upgraded to district hospital. Hence the sanctioned strength of staff also increased. When it was a taluk hospital, the sanctioned strength of staff was 123 and now it has been increased to 195. Similarly a total of 27 doctors have been sanctioned and 26 are functioning. The number of nurses in the hospital has been increased to 50 from 16. Earlier it was a 124 bed hospital and after the upgradation, it has been increased to 250 beds.
District Surgeon Dr. Madhusoodan Nayak, District Health Officer Dr. K. Rohini, CMC President Meenakshi Madhav Bannanje and other among were present.
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