Rs10 crore earmarked for free heart, kidney treatment

Speaking after inaugurating the annual review and instructional course for Urology postgraduate students at MS Ramaiah Hospital on Friday, he said nearly 2,000 open heart surgeries and 100 kidney transplants will be conducted the Kidney Samrakshana Yojana.
The Minister also said there were plans to start cardiac and cancer speciality facilities, apart from dialysis units in all districts and taluks.

Taking a dig at doctors’ reluctance to practise in rural areas, he said: “The Government has spent Rs 583 crore on establishing six new medical colleges across the State in the last two years. Despite having so many medical colleges across the State there is a shortage of doctors in rural areas.”

As many as 200 postgraduate students and 50 practising urologists from India, USA and Germany are attending the three-day course being held in collaboration with the American Urological Society.
DH News Service

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