Bengaluru: Healthcare is also a fundamental right like water, shelter, says Dr Sudhakar  


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Bengaluru, Apr 7: Quality healthcare is also a fundamental right of citizens like water and shelter, said health and medical education minister Dr K Sudhakar in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

He was speaking at the World Health Day celebration organised by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS).

"Everyone on this planet has a right to avail quality health care irrespective of caste and creed. It is a fundamental right of every human-like water and shelter. We are working in line with this vision to develop basic infrastructure in health sector. As per WHO physical, mental and social well-being is health, we need to concentrate on this,’’ he said.

Mankind is suffering from many diseases since ancient times. We have been continuously fighting such diseases. Now we have successfully defeated the first wave of Covid and containing the second wave as well. There was anxiety among the people during this time last year, but after the invention of the vaccine we are much relieved today, he said.

The minister said scientists have made a great help to mankind by inventing vaccine. People should make use of it. Those eligible should voluntarily get the vaccine. It will boost the morality of others also. Health warriors should be role models for society by getting vaccinated.

Before the pandemic, there were about 5,000 to 6,000 oxygenated beds in government hospitals. In a span of just 10 months, it has been increased by 6 times to about 35,000 oxygenated beds today.

The positivity rate is about 6 to 9% in Bengaluru. Districts like Mysuru and Kalaburgi are also witnessing a surge in cases. Even the union health minister suggested not to neglect the situation and ensure that precautions are followed by people. If people co-operate we can defeat the second wave, said the minister.

As many as 157 new medical colleges have been started across the country since 2014. Four new medical colleges have been approved after BJP came to power under chief minister B S Yediyurappa in the state. 25 years have been passed since RGUHS is established. Now there is a new campus coming up in Ramanagara. Foundation will be laid for the new campus within three months and the government is extending all possible support, said the minister.

There are 2,500 PHCs in a rural area, we are upgrading them in order to provide community health services and 250 PHCs will be upgraded in the first phase under the PPP model, he said.

 

 

  

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Yes, sir I agree there are & will be many basic rights, but they have become Chimeras these days with rise in prices of all commodities due to illogical handling of economy & highly taxed fuel & gas. Now coming to Vaccines as gift or bane only future will let us know, but past history shows about the industry that is thriving at the cost of common people has no interest in welfare of people other than marketing their experimental & least tested vaccines into market in all countries with fake claims & propaganda only. Vaccine injuries & deaths in the past are hidden all over the world as they've got big money & powerful world leaders in their pocket. The reason for the harm the vaccines are causing is due to the adjuvants & additives to enhance their efficiency as scientists found out attenuated viruses aren't creating antibodies in people who need it most like immune compromised & comorbid people. The additives like mercury, formaldehyde, aluminium, Bovine Serum, & while culturing viruses they had cells from monkeys, dogs, rats, pigs & aborted fetus were included, some had GM particles too which are carcinogenic too. Some decades back they by mistake had contaminated them with animal & avian viruses too along with the intended virus as the primitive technology wasn't able to exclude them, which caused auto immune diseases including cancers later. Thanks to the immune system given by our creator we have lived thousands of years without any vaccines & will do so unless the proactive interference in natural defense is not initiated by an industry that couldn't by pass drugs regulations but will get quick permission for emergency use without proper trials like in these days.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Go to the Cowin portal to find the nearest vaccination center, once you type Mangalore in the box the first 3 centers are of one private hospital linked to a MLA, most of the others are private hospitals, except one or two , primary health centers are missing though they are doing a good job of a administering the jab.If healthcare is a fundamental right why no vaccines for age 15 to 45 who require it most, are they not citizens of India? why export vaccines when there is a shortage in many cities in India, including our financial capital. Total mismanagement of the so called "Mahamari".....

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    That is actual Atmanirbhar Satya Nash.

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  • Akil, Udupi/Bengaluru

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Wow, what a late realisation from our Health Minister. But sadly only in Bhashans/Speeches and not in reality!!!

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Is he talking about cows or humans??????.......If its for humans then there is much more in fundamental rights for humans than only health care and your fake Bhashan. You are the protector and defender of fundamental rights of your people but you have been doing contrary to thier rights.

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  • KAVIN, UDUPI

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    People are electing governemnt and paying tax to get good governance that include Free Education, Free Health Care and Free Water. But once elected politicians Assets and Bank Balances are increasing and people are getting just "Good Speaches and Monkey Bath" Unless and untill elected representatives are not held responsible and accountable Indian people will not get anything. Which ever party comes in power. Everything is become commission and business now.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Make healthcare too affordable like water and shelter. Bring laws that control doctors from looting!!

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  • ASHETTY, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Agreed health facilities must be affordable and easily available to one and all. But really, are doctors the only profession that loot?

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    If healthcare is a fundamental right why fantastic amounts were charged from patients who had tested positive and we're admitted to hospitals.Is the government thinking of reimbursement of the amounts charged.?

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  • mohan, Mangalore/Kankanady, Ottawa/Canada

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Dr. Sudhakar: How right you are! None of these fundamental rights are freebees are free anywhere in the world. Even the air you breathe comes at a cost when it is so polluted that you cannot breathe. Fundamental rights look so ennobling they are just on paper. To assert them you have to go to the courts. No country can afford them unless they tax all the people according to their ability to pay. So, please stop jib-bi jabbering about fundamental rights when you don't know what they mean. You thought you made a big impression on guillble people.

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  • Rakesh Pinto, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Dear Minister kindly stop giving press conference . Mangalore there still school open for 10th and Exams for pre- board is conducting after increase in Covid cases everywhere . Why u can not ask them to stop and close school meanwhile . i am not against for conducting final board exams when there is elderly people at home we are worrying about them . Give order and and then tell Quality healthcare is also a fundamental right of citizens! very surprise to see such statement from as no action from Govt.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Very similar to Bijlee, Sadak aur Pani ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Kon he ye bijlee ??🤪

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Cynthia, Kirem - Bijlee Chamkegi Chudi Khankeg ...

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