Health centre at Madenadu opens

 
Speaking after inaugurating a health centre at Madenadu village here, Bopaiah  said that the government is determined to provide better health care facilities in the rural area and has accordingly  taken several initiative for the betterment of health index in rural areas by opening health centres.

Medicine supply

“Government is taking necessary steps to ensure that there would be no shortage of medicines in health centres across the State,” he said and added that in this direction, the authority to supply medicines to health centres has been handed over to respective District  Health and Family Welfare Officers in these state.

Zilla Panchayat President V M Vijaya said that doctors should not limit their services to urban areas alone but should take up community service in rural areas  mandatorily. “If doctors  extend their services in rural areas it would be of great help in a country like India,” Vijaya  added.

Vijaya called upon the doctors to come forward and serve atleast one year in villages and play a major role for the reformation of villagers’ life and improvement of health index in rural areas.

ZP Health and Education Standing Committee President Manu Muthapa said that several posts of medical officers in the district remain vacant, which is cause of concern. Hence, the government should take necessary steps to fill all vacancies, he added.

Gram Panchayat president Somanna presided. Madikeri taluk panchayat president H S Subhashini, former president Talur Kishorkumar, Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr Shivaram Nayak, ZP vice-president Kanjithanda Anitha and member Meenakumari among others were present at the programme.

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