CM Bommai inaugurates 114 Namma Clinics across Karnataka
Hubballi: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said that separate grant will be earmarked in the state budget for upgrading the Namma Clinics across the State. He was speaking to reporters at Hubballi airport.
“In the first phase, 100 Namma Clinics will be launched. Blood tests and other facilities would be available and the tele-medicine system will be linked,” the CM said.
Mr. Bommai inaugurated Namma Clinic at Renuka Nagar of Hubballi Taluk. He also virtually inaugurated the clinics in other districts.
“The state government has given priority to deliver health services at the doorsteps of the poor. Rs 10,000 crore has been allocated in the annual budget. This is a much-needed health programme for the poor. Namma Clinics have been started for the poor across the state,” he said.
The chief minister said poverty and illness are the two major enemies of development. “The state government has implemented various schemes to ensure that everyone gets the best treatment and free medicines without any discrimination. In the current budget, emphasis has been laid on improving the health sector. Rs 10,000 crore has been allocated. Steps have been taken to construct 8,000 classrooms in schools,” he added.
“As many as 45 new primary healthcare centres are being set up in the Kalyana Karnataka region. Twelve new chemotherapy centers have been opened in the state. From January onwards, free eye check-up programme will be carried out. Treatment and free spectacles will be provided to everyone above the age of 60. Hearing aids will be distributed at a cost of Rs 500 crore. Steps have been taken to continue the Yashwani scheme for the farmers,” he added.
Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education K Sudhakar said that excellent services are being provided in the health sector.
“Today 114 Namma Clinics have been inaugurated in different districts of the state simultaneously which is a record,” he said.