Mysuru: Health and family welfare minister B. Sriramulu conducted a ‘Hospital Vaasthavya’ visit and stayed overnight at the district hospital in Madikeri (which is attached to Kodagu Medical College) to avail first hand information on the facilities available at the hospital and the problems of patients Thursday night. He even interacted with patients and held a discussion with hospital staff and officers of the district administration.
Speaking to the media on Friday morning, he said, Kodagu being a hilly area it is difficult to travel to Mysuru or Mangaluru for emergency treatment. So there is a need for a multi specialty hospital which he would discuss with the chief minister.
The government has already taken measures to fill vacant posts and will ensure that all facilities are available to patients at government hospitals in the state, he said.
Following complaints by patients, he ordered the suspension of the doctor of Madapura public health care centre. There was a Twitter campaign “#WeNeedEmergencyHospitalinKodagu” for Super specialty hospital in Kodagu recently and the second leg of that campaign had restarted on Thursday....