Government to treat 2,000 heart patients

Government to treat 2,000 heart patients

Speaking to reporters the minister said, in cases where surgery is required the cost will be borne by the government. This facility will be in addition to the medical treatment provided under the Yeshaswini scheme.

The branches of Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology in Mysore and Hubli will start functioning soon and branches of Kidwai hospital too will be opened in these two places, he said.

The government also planned to open dialysis units, in a phased manner, in every taluk, the minister added.

No dearth

Replying to a query, Ramachandra Gowda said there will be no shortage of qualified medical teachers, as the government had increased the intake for Post Graduate courses.

Computed Axial Tomography (CAT or CT) scan facilities will be made available at all hospitals attached to government medical colleges, he added.

Dental seats

The Minister said dental seats that remain vacant following the completion of counselling process by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) this year will be filled through direct admissions.

He said the government had opted for conducting direct admission for vacant dental seats as recent trends showed that several seats remained unfilled even after the final round of counselling conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority.

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