Shockwaves across Kodagu dist

Shockwaves across Kodagu dist

Shortage of doctors, lack of basic facilities in hospitals cause for concern

While the members of the public have started doubting the quality of drugs being supplied to the government hospitals, the recently found expired medicines near Anekadu in Kushalnagar has also given rise to suspicion. Shortage of doctors and non-availability of basic facilities in the hospitals in Kodagu has been a cause for concern.

The Suntikoppa Government Primary Health Centre was established during the pre-independence era on Mysore-Mangalore state highway. Though the people of the region had been demanding the upgradation of the PHC, the demands have not been met so far. 

In case of an accident in the region, many do not reach home alive owing to the non availability of the treatment on time. In case of serious injuries, the patients are either sent to Mysore or Mangalore for further treatment.

Majority of the poor patients are still depending on government hospitals in Kodagu. However, with three deaths, people of the region are worried over the quality of drugs being administered.

In fact, Zilla Panchayat meetings had resolved to upgrade Suntikoppa PHC several times and sent a proposal to the government. However, the government had refused to upgrade it citing the reason of old hospital.

Now Kushalnagar-Madikeri state highway has been widened. In this background, there is a need to upgrade the PHC, feel many of the residents of the region.
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