Facilities at govt hospitals to be upgraded, says CM

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, on Tuesday, proposed to upgrade infrastructure facilities at government-run hospitals in the State, with a large number of people petitioning him for medical aid during the Janata Darshan programme at his official residence — Krishna. 

“Farmers who are members of cooperative societies are being provide with medical aid under Yashaswini Scheme and all BPL families are getting medical help under Vajpayee Arogya Yojane. There are people who cannot avail benefit from any of these schemes. So there is a need to upgrade infrastructure at government hospitals and provide better healthcare services,” he told reporters.

Siddaramaiah said he was planning to streamline Janata Darshan in the coming days. He said only such problems which the officials cannot solve should be brought to the chief minister. “This would save time and facilitate speedy disposal of applications.”

According to officials, around 3,000 people took part in the programme, the second such since Siddaramaiah assumed office. People, including differently abled, aged and women, stood in queue from early morning to meet the chief minister.

Lakshmamma, a resident of Siddaramaiah’s Varuna constituency, complained that a person named Mahadev has been harassing her over a land dispute and urged the chief minister to provide her protection.

Siddaramaiah, in response, called up Mysore Superintendent of Police and directed him to provide protection to the woman. The programme, which began at 9.30 am, went on till 1 pm.

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