'District hospitals still lack facilities'

Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) member Justice C G Hunagunda has said that the district hospitals should not be under-equipped, in comparison to super speciality hospitals.

“The Commission has been taking up issues related to government hospitals and public interest and trying to provide justice to the poor,” he added.

The KSHRC member was speaking after accepting the complaints from the public during a grievance meet on Sunday.

“District hospitals still lack basic facilities. There is an increase in the number of old age homes, which is a matter of concern. Instead of merely constructing night shelters for the destitute, it is better to open and start a shelter,” said Justice Hunagunda. He added that even the Constitution has given importance to the protection of human rights.

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