Mangaluru: District In-Charge Minister B Ramanath Rai on March 10 laid the foundation stone for the various developmental works to be undertaken at the Government Wenlock Hospital here on March 10.
Addressing the gathering after unveiling the plaque for the construction of Super Speciality Medical block, additional building for Regional Advanced Paediatric Care Centre, District Public Health Laboratory and building for Wenlock District Ayush Hospital at the premises of Wenlock Hospital, Ramanath Rai said that people of the Dakshina Kannada district were health consciousness.The people from neighbouring districts also availed facility from the Wenlock Hospital.”
“The Siddaramaiah-led Congress government has given priority to the health sector. The universal health coverage titled “Aarogya Karnataka Yojane”, is a revolutionary step taken by the Karnataka government aiming to provide the medical facilities for the poor”, he said.
State Minister for Food and Civil Supplies U T Khader said that various heath facilities including heliopathy and Ayush will be available under a roof top. The district has some of the best government hospitals in the state after Bengaluru city. Presently, the Wenlock Hospital consists of 20-bed full fledged ICU facilities.
He also said that district hospital mortuary has been upgraded with 22 corpse freezer boxes and other amenities, while he was the State Minister for Health and Family Welfare.
The New Super Specialty hospital, consisting of a cardiac unit, MICU, endoscopy and a cathlab will be constructed at a projected cost of Rs 10 Crore. Under the National Health Mission, a new district public health laboratory will be constructed at a cost of Rs 50 Lakh.
The Ayush hospital, one of the first in the country, will be built up at the Wenlock Hospital at an estimated cost of Rs 10 Crore.
The Regional Advanced Paediatric Care Centre will be upgraded to the Indira Gandhi National Child Institute after constructing the new building consisting of 12-bed neonatal ICU, special ward, general ward and play area for children at the cost of Rs 2.7 Crore.