More facilities at Wenlock hospital

Minister for Health and Family Welfare U T Khader has said that a full-fledged dialysis centre will come up at Wenlock Hospital in the near future.

Speaking at the inauguration of seven new facilities at Wenlock Hospital here on Friday, he said that at present, there are eight dialysis machines in the hospital. Additional machines will be installed in the future.

One taluk in all the 30 districts in the state will get a dialysis centre as announced in the State budget. Accordingly, in Dakshina Kannada district, taluk hospital at Puttur will get the facility while Kundapur taluk hospital will get the facility in Udupi district.

The government is planning to set up a wing of Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology and Kidwai Institute at Vamanjoor on the outskirts of Mangalore. A proposal has already been submitted to the government in this regard.

The Minister said that a proposal has been submitted to the government for the integrated development of Wenlock Hospital. The hospital will be developed in a phased manner. A 24X7 generic medicine centre will come up in Wenlock Hospital within three months.

One-day orientation and motivation programme for the staff of Wenlock hospital will be held to improve the efficiency. District-in-Charge Minister should convene a meeting of the industries and IT corporates in the district to discuss on the CSR activities.

District-in-Charge Minister Ramanath Rai said that there is a need to maintain government hospitals. The industries in the district under CSR activities should support the development of Wenlock Hospital. Mani PHC should be upgraded. The officials should have will power to implement programmes to eradicate deadly diseases.

New facilities

The facilities inaugurated at the hospital are new dental clinic which will be operated by A J Institute of Dental Sciences. The service will be available at an affordable rates at the new dental clinic. The clinic will be providing all services including dentures, which is being issued free of cost to BPL families under State Government’s ‘Danta Bhagya’ scheme, said Wenlock Hospital Superintendent Dr Rajeshwaridevi. 

She said the hospital has been catering not only to patients from the district but also to those referred from other places, including Shivamogga, Madikeri, Chikkamagaluru, Davangere and Hassan.

Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Centre was also inaugurated. Here patients diagnosed with Drug Resistant TB will be receiving treatment for a period of about seven to 10 days. A Semi Intensive Care Unit of 12-bed with five ventilators, new X-ray unit, Club Foot Care Centre for children, modern mortuary and liquid waste treatment plant was also inaugurated. Minister for Youth Services, Sports and Fisheries Abhayachandra Jain, MLA J R Lobo, ZP CEO Tulasi Maddineni and others were present.

ISKCON food

Minister for Health U T Khader has said that patients of government hospitals will soon be fed food prepared by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).  
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