From Our Special Correspondent
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Bengaluru, Oct 6: Chief minister Basavaraja Bommai, who inaugurated the sub-centres of Jayadeva and Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospitals in Bengaluru on Thursday, said the K C General Hospital at Malleswaram would be developed in the lines of Victoria Hospital in order to provide better health services to the ever increasing population in the city.
Addressing a function after inaugurating the sub-centres, he said approval would be given soon to setup a 200 bedded MCH and a 50 bedded trauma care centre in the hospital.
Bommai said his government was giving priority to the public health and four multi-specialty hospitals would be set up in four directions of the city besides commencing "Namma Clinic" in all the 243 wards.
He said 20 PHCs in the city would also be upgraded.
The Chief Minister said Rs 500 crore has been ear marked to provide coclear implantation at free of cost for the poor.
The number of dialysis cycles per day in the state has been increased from 30,000 to 60,000 he added.
He said cancer treatment centres will be set up at 12 places across the state.
Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, MLA of Malleswaram and Minister for Higher Education said Jayadeva hospital sub-centre and Indira Gandhi Children's Hhospital's sub-centre set up in KC General Hospital would enable to provide better health services especially to the people of Northern Bengaluru.
Thanking Health Minister for setting up the centres within a short span of1 year, he said KC General Hospital would become a 900 bedded hospital in the future.
The hospital established by Mysore maharaja in 1910 should become a symbol for quality health service, he wished.
Dr K Sudhakar, Minister for Health, said PHC, CHC and tertiary health care would be upgraded across the city.
"Namma Clinic' will be set up in all the wards by November, he said.
MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao presided. Dr C Manjunath, Director, Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Health Department Principal Secretary Anil Kumar, Kidwai Institute Director Dr Ramachandra, Head of Rajiv Gandhi institute of Chest Diseases Dr. Nagaraj, BBMP Health Commissioner Randeep were present.
• ICU facility with ventilator for 100 beds
• Oxygen pipeline connection for all the beds
• Oxygen storage capacity increased from 3 KL to 18 KL
• Bed site monitor installed for 300 beds