Mangaluru, December 6: Minister U T Khader along with other dignitaries inaugurated various facilities including a sophisticated mortuary on Friday December 5th at Wenlock government hospital, Mangaluru.
U T Khadar- Health and family welfare minister, minister for youth affairs and sports Abhaychandra Jain, MLA J R Lobo, MLC Ivan D’Souza, district in-charge minister Ramanath Rai, Satish Kumpala, Zilla Pancahyat vice-president, Zilla Panchayat CEO Tulasi Maddineni, and deputy mayor Kavitha inaugurated each of the facilities.
Sewage treatment plant (STP) built at a cost of Rs 1.2 crore, a fully equipped mortuary at a cost of Rs 20 lakhs, emergency ward built at Rs 15 lakhs, an X-ray unit built at a cost of Rs 47 lakhs, DOT plus ward – Drug Resistance Tuberculosis (DRTB) Center at Rs 10 lakhs, dental care sub-units set up by AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, and Club Foot Care Centre built in association with Cure International India Trust were opened in the hospital premises.
Ramanath Rai addressing the audience said, “Health is wealth; when we are healthy, we feel satisfied with life. Our government hospitals provide good service to the citizens of our district. We are proud that, many renowned doctors of India are from our district. We have to work hard to retain the trust of people by improving our facilities”.
U T Khadar said, “Patients visit Wenlock hospital with great trust and we have to ensure that they walk out of the hospital cured and with satisfaction. The new mortuary is one of the best in the state, spacious with drinking water facilities, seating arrangement, restrooms and other amenities”.
Emphasizing on cleanliness and hygiene in the hospital, he said, “The cleanliness in the hospital premises that is seen today must be maintained daily. I concentrated more on providing facilities to the hospital rather than on enhancing its looks. The hospital will be beautified later”.
The minister revealed that in future, a 24×7 pharmacy will be opened in Wenlock hospital.
Dr Rajeshwari Devi, District surgeon and superintendent at Wenlock hospital delivered the keynote address.
Dr Bharat Shetty from AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, representative of Cure International, and others were felicitated on the occasion for their support in setting up the new facilities.
Dr Erappa S welcomed the gathering. Vote of thanks was proposed by Julian Saldanha and the program was compered by Jayaram Poojary.