Mother & Child Hospital must continue provide exceptional service: Cong's Pramodh Madhwaraj

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi
Udupi, Jun 11: The Government Mother & Child hospital should continue to give the same exceptional service they have been providing the people of Udupi since its inception, said Pramod Madhwaraj.
Reacting to the allegations made by MLA Raghupathi Bhat, the Congress leader said, "When I was the MLA of Udupi, I had visited the government hospital in Ajjarkad following the complaints from the public. There was an incident where a pregnant had ended up giving birth on the floors of the dilapidated hospital building. I felt sorry for the state of the patients and made an effort to construct a building through NABARD at the cost of Rs 10 crore. There is no provision to utilize NABARD grants in the urban area, but they can be used in rural areas. The funds were then used to build the Brahmavar Community hospital in the rural area."
"During my term, I had also sent an appeal to the government for upgrading the district hospital in Ajjarkad and the Government Mother & Child hospital," he added.
"Dr BR Shetty came forward with this project of building a 200-bed hospital to exclusively treat pregnant women and children. I had then suggested that the hospital be named after the donor of the land, Haji Abdullah. My primary intention was that the people of Udupi get quality healthcare at an affordable price," the Congress leader said.
"According to the MoU between the government and Dr B R Shetty, the latter agreed to construct a hospital which would provide free service to pregnant women, along with those seeking post-natal services and the infant babies. Dr Shetty then requested the government to bear the maintenance cost of the hospital and promised to build a 400-bed multispecialty hospital on another land on a contract basis. It is a matter of pride that the Government Mother & Child hospital has delivered more than 10,000 babies and has treated more than 1,50,000 outpatients free of cost," he stated.
"I had always wanted for Udupi district to have a hospital constructed under the PPP model. Dr B R Shetty had even promised to hand over the hospital to the government. I wish that the hospital continues to provide the standard of service they are known for and grow efficient with time. Let the government provide job security to physicians, nurses, lab technicians, technical staff, other staffs etc., and ensure that they are happy to be employed in this line of work," the former MLA said. 

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  • Reshmi Salian, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Raghupati Bhat just knows to blame. He is MLA and still blaming previous MLA. He is following his masters who blame Nehru for everthing. What is their contribution in 7 years? A big ZERO...We have useless MP and MLA at Udupi and Mangalore. Hope people are watching their performance...

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Rasmi Salian, You guys voted for BJP keeping Modi in mind, did you think that Modi will be PM/CM/MP/MLA ?? Good. Now bear this torture till you realise that it's not face, and a sharp tongue but education and vision that is required to rule a nation.

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  • Reshmi Salian, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 12 2021 can you say that I voted for BJP????I know I am an Hindu but I don't bring religion while voting. I always try to look at the candidate and vote. Please note BJP or Modi is not custodian of hindus. They have done more harm to hindus and the nation.

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  • vasu, kudla

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Very easy to talk for a politician. First give protection to doctors. Have you even seen how cruelly they get beaten up by patient party for no fault of theirs. You politicians never have ever given any statements in such situations. Whether opposition or ruling party, all work for vote bank. No one has any regards or concerns for the common man. However this pandemic has exposed them totally. Very difficult for these scoundrels to win back the trust of the people. One or two statements to the press will not do any good.

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  • Bob, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Finally Pramod Sir is back and want all tne opposition to get back to work. The ruling party and its MLAs are taking everything for granted. If the country has to grow both the ruling and opposition should be strong and work for the people. I really regret voting for MODI.

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  • Kitta, Mlore

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Modi is only target

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    A humble leader.We are with you always.God bless.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Yes, hospitals can't stop functioning just because the government doesn't know to manage and appropriately distribute funds. How do you politicians expect to work without getting their salary ?? Lead from front with example - forfeit your salary till the situation comes under control. All of you, starting from the President to MP/MLAs. Imagine how much money we citizens are paying you guys who can live without salary for a whole year ? Pay the staff, else their family members will starve.

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Thank you for the quality, else they take the public on a ride with misinformation. But iam sure the parents of those 10000 babies who benefited from your initiative, did not vote for you. You speak for people, not religion.

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  • Ub A, Bangalore

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Finally Pramod Madwaraj got up!

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Those who did good work they are defeated by people. People want religion now madidu unnnu

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Appreciate Mr. Pramodh Madhwaraj honest statement. We need leaders like Mr. Pramodh Madhwaraj. As its mother & child hospital, Request MLA Raghupati Bhat keep your politics aside and arrange staff salary from government fund which is our money.

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  • Nelson, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    Just becoz greedy note loving fools vote for these corrupt netas we have to live with thier arrogance and public fueds

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    Only Pramodh Madhwaraj knows what is good Governance ...

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