Mangaluru, March 7: Former union minister Oscar Fernandes laid the foundation stone for Janasanjeevini Generic Medical Centre at Wenlock hospital in the city on Saturday March 7th.
Oscar Fernandes speaking on this occasion said, Health is a vital part of our lives. Due to the advancements in medical science, life span of humans is increased to 65 years. When accident occurs and patient is immediately rushed to hospital, the government move of introducing insurance scheme has made a way for first 48 hours of treatment and costs up to Rs 25,000 will be borne by the government. Patients from other districts too visit Wenlock hospital, he said.
Shraddhanjali vehicle, donated by Sasvat and U T Fareed Foundation was also inaugurated by minister Oscar Fernandes on this occasion.
Addressing the gathered, health and family welfare minister U T Khadar said, patients come to Wenlock for treatment and it is really appreciable that our doctors, nurses and all other staff cater to their needs.
He informed that in the entire state, Wenlock has the best post-mortem facility. Generic medical stores which will operate 24/7, where medicines will be available at a concessional price, will be introduced in all the districts in the next three months. A diagnosis centre will be opened shortly and CT scan, MRI and other machines will be installed soon in Wenlock, he said.
He said, Shraddhanjali vehicle is the first of its kind in the state. Shortly accident care insurance will be introduced. If one meets with accident, the government will bear the expenses up to Rs 25,000 for the first 48 hours. Karnataka is the first place in entire Asia to introduce this kind of project informed Khadar.
MLA, J R Lobo, lauded the efforts put forth by the heath minister U T Khader. He said, minister Khader has taken great interest in developing Wenlock and Lady Goschen hospitals since ever since he took charge as health minister and wished well for minister Khader.
On this occasion, MLC Ivan D’souza, MLA Moiddin Bawa, MLA, A C Vinayraj -corporator, Rajeshwari Devi- DMO, medical staffs were present among others.