Press Esc to close
Friday 21 November 2014
News updated at 9:36 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 16°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Dist hospitals will remain with health dept: Limbavali

Madikeri, Nov 17, 2012, DHNS:

District Hospitals will not be handed over to the Medical Education Department, instead it will be retained in the Health and Family Welfare Department, said Health and Family Welfare Department Minister Aravind Limbavalli.

He was speaking after inaugurating the Mysore Region Vajapayee Arogya Shree Yojana and free health camp at Virajpet on Saturday.

The State government has decided to establish government medical colleges in seven districts, of which one is Kodagu. The medical students will visit the District Hospitals for
practical learning, he said.


The Indian Medical Council has amended its rules. Hence, there is no need to hand over the medical colleges to district hospitals, he said.

It can be remembered that Kodagu District Government Doctors had organised a massive protest demanding the district hospitals to be retained in Health and Family Welfare Department.

Shortage of docs

The government does not have any problems in finances. However, shortage of doctors is the biggest hurdle towards enhancing of health in the State, said Limbavalli.

To solve this problem, the government has decided to make it mandatory that every student studying medical education in the State must work for one year in rural areas. This will solve the shortage of doctors and in turn enhance health. The first batch after this rule was made will be out in January, he said.

There is a shortage of 1200 specialised doctors in the state. The shortage will be filled in phases. Para Medicals, Nurses and 'D' Group Workers will also be appointed, he said.

Condemn

Even though Belgaum based Savita Halappa was suffering and had risks in continuing her pregannacy, she was not given an opportunity for abortion, as it was not permitted according to Ireland Laws. I condemn such inhumane laws, said Limbavalli.
He also assured to hold talks with the central government in offering compensation to Savita's family.

Speaker K G Boppiah, Kodagu District-In-Charge Minister Appachchu Ranjan, ZP President Shivappa, Vice President Usha Devamma and others were present.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Arun Jaitley with Mega actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth...

Arun Jaitley with Mega actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth...

A buffalo rider splashes the water in the marshy field, just before reaching the finishing line...

A buffalo rider splashes the water in the marshy field, just before reaching the finishing line...

A cheetha resting on the branch of a tree as a bid to beat the heat...

A cheetha resting on the branch of a tree as a bid to beat the heat...

Diego Torres, left, and India Martinez perform on stage at the Latin Recording Academy...

Diego Torres, left, and India Martinez perform on stage at the Latin Recording Academy...

Modi on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi on Thursday after his 10-day long foreign visits...

Modi on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi on Thursday after his 10-day long foreign visits...

Minissha Lamba walking the ramp at a fashion parade in Gurgaon...

Minissha Lamba walking the ramp at a fashion parade in Gurgaon...

The agitating students of Benaras Hindu University torch a police jeep...

The agitating students of Benaras Hindu University torch a police jeep...

Sant Rampal in police custody at Panchkula...

Sant Rampal in police custody at Panchkula...

Nikki Randhawa Haley with Pankaja Munde at a CII intractive session...

Nikki Randhawa Haley with Pankaja Munde at a CII intractive session...

Tennis player Sania Mirza at a launch event in Mumbai...

Tennis player Sania Mirza at a launch event in Mumbai...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523