Rs 25 crore for setting up five new super-speciality hospitals

Rs 25 crore for setting up five  new super-speciality hospitals

 Five super-speciality hospitals at a cost of Rs 25 crore each for treatment of cancer, heart diseases and other lifestyle diseases will be set up.

These hospitals will come up in Davangere, Ramanagaram, Tumakuru, Vijayapura and Kolar.  
This is among the primary announcements for the health sector in this year’s budget. Rs 5,118 crore has been provided for the department with thrust on improvement of speciality and super-speciality care.

Soon, Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Trauma in Bengaluru would be upgraded. The budget has announced the establishment of a 20-bed Poly Trauma Centre and 10-bed ICU with ventilator facility at a cost of Rs 14.32 crore.

As expected, provisions have been made for nephro care. Dialysis centres would be established in 114 taluks. Under the National Free Diagnosis Programme, free diagnosis facilities will be provided in all government hospitals. CT scan facility in 14 district hospitals and MRI scan facility in six district hospitals will be provided. This is being done with funds from the National Health Mission.

Mangaluru’s Wenlock Hospital would see an upgrade at a cost of Rs 10 crore. Regional and Higher Children Health Institute at a cost of Rs 3 crore would be established on the hospital premises.

Hospitals would also get a digital boost. The budget announced the extension of e-Hospital programme to 206 community health centres and 2,353 PHCs at a cost of Rs 13.78 crore. Tabs would be provided to 16,500 junior female health assistants for data collection under Mother and Child Tracking System.

STUs in taluk hospitals

On the lines of the existing Special Treatment Units (STUs)  in district hospitals, STUs will be set up in 145 taluk hospitals for treatment of women and children who have been subjected to atrocities. These will be set up over the next two years, in coordination with the department of women and child development.

Convergence of all health insurance schemes, inclusion of Yashaswini scheme under Health department
One ambulance for a radius of 10 to 15 km for
population of every 35,000
64 Mobile Health Units to be commissioned to
cover 1,200-1,300 villages having 40% or more population of SC/STs
Mortuaries in 150 Community Health Centres
200 generic medical stores
Blood transfusion units in 10 district hospitals
Ayush treatment centres to be established in all taluk hospitals 

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