District hospital in Madikeri to be upgraded, says Patil

Medical Education Minister Dr Sharanaprakash R Patil assured of upgrading the district hospital in Madikeri by increasing the number of beds from 410 to 650.

He paid a sudden visit to the district hospital in town on Thursday. Speaking to mediapersons later, he said that the hospital lacked space for an upgrade. 

“Land will be needed for construction of the new medical college, but there is a need to upgrade the hospital as well. Compared to last year’s condition, the hospital has improved a lot,” he said.

Dr Patil inspected the facilities at the dialysis, X-Ray, women’s surgery ward, emergency unit and other wards and directed the hospital staff to clear the hospital of unwanted materials.

The minister, meanwhile, visited the construction site of Kodagu Medical College and inspected the work. The building can currently accommodate the students of first year MBBS course, he said and directed the contractor to complete the necessary works such as construction of protective walls, as soon as possible.

“The quality of the construction work is good. If needed, a third party inspection will be conducted regarding the quality of work,” he stated.

“The Medical Council of India has given permission to start the classes from the current year itself,” he added.

Dr Patil also inspected various sections such as dissection hall, security section, cold storage, anatomy museum and auditorium. He said that the hostels should be ready for accommodation before the admission of students. MLC Sunil Subramani, DC  Meer Anees Ahmmed and district Surgeon Muttappa were present.

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