Ayush Clinic, MRI centre opened at Udupi hospital

Ayush Clinic, MRI centre opened at Udupi hospital

District In-charge Minister Jayamala has attributed the delay in conferring the Rajyotsava award – which is the second highest civilian honour in the state – to the election code of conduct.

“The list of achievers is ready and the Rajyotsava awards will be presented by the end of the month. The district awardees will be be announced by November 28 and the presentation programme too will be organised immediately,” she told reporters on Wednesday. The minister was speaking after inaugurating the Ayush Clinic, the mortuary and the MRI Centre and laying the foundation stone for the eye clinic in the district hospital in Udupi.

“Construction of the Rangamandira and Rangayana is planned on 1.37 acres of land in Adi Udupi. The Rangamandira would be built along with the Rangayana and work on both structures would need Rs seven crore,” she explained.

The minister added that the coalition government is all set to offer full-fledged health care facilities at no additional cost to the beneficiaries across the state.“Health care facilities have been upgraded in many places and the services are being implemented free of cost. People below the poverty line should have access to better health care facilities,” Jayamala said.

“The 10-bedded Ayush Clinic is being constructed at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore, while the MRI scanning centre was installed at a cost of Rs four crore on a public private partnership model. Krishna Diagnostics from Pune joined hands with the public sector. The mortuary is built at a cost of Rs 85 lakh,” she listed out.

Jayamala also inaugurated the solid waste resource management unit on the district hospital premises. The old building has been renovated and infrastructure is being offered to the unit at a cost of Rs eight lakh.

The minister also expressed happiness over the district taking up several initiatives to manage both solid and liquid waste. The district is turning out to be a model for other districts in the state, she opined.

Commenting on the controversy surrounding Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and his statements against farmers, Jayamala said the chief minister’s statements were wrongly interpreted. The minister distributed
Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the relatives of Keerthan and Santhosh, who were electrocuted at Kudru near Kallianpur.

MLA Raghupathi Bhat said the chief minister had given his approval to upgrade the Udupi district hospital, which is still in taluk grade.