Mysuru: The construction of 300-bedded Mysuru District Hospital coming up at the Epidemic Disease Hospital premise on KRS Road on 6.5 acre land at Rs 65 Crore may be completed in another two months. Once it becomes a reality, the workload on K R and Cheluvamba hospitals will come down.
The proposed hospital will be on the lines of a multispecialty hospital. It will be a three-storeyed building having all specialists including Paediatricians, orthopaedicians, gynaecologists, dermatologists, surgeons, psychiatrists, ENT and others. Apart from this, the hospital will have six operation theatres, four lifts and oxygen rooms. The government has taken up the project very seriously and has decided to complete it soon. Initially the government had planned to construct the hospital at a cost of Rs 60 Crore but now it has been revised to Rs 70 Crore. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during his 2016-17 budget, had sanctioned a district hospital for Mysuru.
Speaking to Newskarnataka, Dr. M Pashupathy, District Surgeon who is also the in-charge of the District Hospital project said, “Once the district becomes functional, it will reduce the work load on K R and Cheluvamba hospitals. Hundreds of people from across Mysuru and neighbouring districts Chamarajnagar, Madikeri, Hassan and Mandya people come to K R and Cheluvamba hospitals for treatment. Many times, there used to be shortage of beds. Once the district hospital becomes a reality such problems may be avoided. Proposal for recruiting doctors, specialists, paramedical and non-teaching staffs have been sent for government. Unlike Bengaluru where we have couple of district hospitals, in Mysuru we only have community and public health centres. This hospital will be of great help to people. Almost all the building works are completed and just few minor works including setting up of laboratory are pending which will be completed in few days' time." In the first phase, hospital will be coming up on nearly 6.5 acre and in the second phase, we will be building quarters for doctors, nurses and group D employees. Apart from 6.5 acre, there are another 10 acres of land left in the ED hospital premise which will be later used for various developmental activities including construction of quarters for doctors, nurses and group d employees.”
The district hospital was one of the long pending demands of the department of health and family welfare. K R and Cheluvamba hospitals are the teaching hospitals attached to the Mysuru Medical College and Research Institute (MMCRI) under the Directorate of Medical Education which caters to the patients not only from across the district but also neighboring districts including Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Hassan and Madikeri. Everyday, on an average, more than 1200 patients visit K R and hospital. With just a skeleton staff functioning, the doctors had a tough time attending to all the patients. Once the district hospital is functional, more than 50 percent of the patients will be diverted here.
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