Wenlock may be renamed Kudmul hospital

Send resolution in this regard to govt for approval, says C T Ravi

Assembly Deputy Speaker N Yogish Bhat has said that the District Wenlock Hospital should be named after social reformer Kudmal Ranga Rao and Lady Goschen Hospital should be renamed as Veera Rani Abbakka.

He was speaking at Arogya raksha Committee meeting on the integrated developement of Wenlock and Lady Goschen Hospital here on Saturday. Reacting to the demand, District-in-Charge Minister C T Ravi has directed the officials to initiate measures to take a resolution in this regard and send it to the government for approval.

The Minister directed the officials to work towards the integrated development of the hospitals. The action plan for the development of the hospital should be implemented effectively.

Donors have contributed towards the overall development of two government hospitals in Mangalore. There is a need to prepare a plan to provide better services to the poor, said Bhat. He said that the MRPL has come forward to upgrade Lady Goschen Hospital into 500 bedded hospital. Tender has been invited for the work worth Rs 21.70 crore. The ground-breaking ceremony for the new building will be laid in the coming month.

The meeting discussed in length on providing services, rectifying the problems related to X-ray machine in the hospital. The meeting also decided to purchase a new x-ray machine. The Minister directed District Surgeon to submit a detailed report on installation of MRI scan and its maintenance within six days.

Bhat said that GNM Nursing Hostel building was 55 years old. The work on a new building at a cost of Rs 90 lakh has already commenced. He sought financial assistance from the KMC.

Deputy Commissioner Prakash, MCC Commissioner Dr Harish Kumar, ZP CEO Dr K N Vijayprakash, DHO Dr Srirangappa and others were present.

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