'Government will provide super speciality health care'

Speaking on the occasion of the inaugural ceremony of Prasad Nethralaya and Nethra Jyothi Charitable Trust here on Sunday, he said that the health care programme is targeted at 7 districts in the initial phase where the health problems related to heart, kidney and cancer is on the rise. Consequently, the programme will be extended to all districts in State by the end of December. The provision of benefits will be expanded towards other health care needs in the coming days. As the life expectancy of an individual is high in contrast to earlier days, the risk of health problems is also high. The eye related problems are most prominent among the elderly. These hospitals with sophisticated facilities at affordable rates are a blessing in disguise to the patients, he added.

“Health care service should not be business. Rather, it ought to be a service to human beings. Doctors are highly regarded in our society. It will be continued only if the doctors render selfless service,” said Minister for Fisheries, Port, Small Savings and Lotteries J Krishna Palemar. The hospital and charitable trust was inaugurated by Putthige seer Sri Sugunendratheertha Swamiji.

Sagri Vasuki Subramanya Temple seer Gopalkrishna Samaga, Mother of Sorrows Church Parish Priest Rev Fr Mathew Vas, Khateeb Jumma Masjidh Head Maulana Abdul Raheem Khan Sheerani, Udupi MLA Raghupathy Bhat, Manipal University Pro Chancellor Dr H S Ballal, Industrialist Pramodh Madhwaraj, CMC President Dinaker Shetty, Dakshina Kannada Fisheries Association President Yashpal Suvarna and other were present.

‘Reddy tussle usual phenomenon’

Earlier, speaking to media persons, Home Minister Dr V S Acharya termed the tussle between Governor H R Bhardhwaj and Tourism Minister Janardhan Reddy as usual phenomenon in the game of politics. “However I would not prefer to comment on the issue, the government is confident that everything is well. Government is capable of dealing with any serious matter and the current issue is not a big affair. Development of the state being the prime concern, the government is mainly concentrating on it in the next three years of its period, he added.

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