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Mangalore, July 08: U T Khader,minister for health and family welfare, after inaugurating the primary health Centre at Kudupu said in his inaugural speech that it is the endeavor of health ministry to create an awareness and build disease free, healthy society without increasing the number hospitals and with the existing hospitals by making it well equipped.
He further clarified the stand of the ministry, after inaugurating the primary health Centre at Kudupu, which was built at the cost of Rs one crore and two lac that ministry will not give much importance to the hospitals where there are no enough instruments, facilities and ill-equipped for treatment and lack of proper management and reiterated that government’s main aim is general public’s health and healthy society.
He also said that with the co-operation of general public, all the elected representatives must strive to work hard to infuse the confidence on government school education and health services.
He further said that 70% of the people still availing the health facilities which is being provided by government. In this system there should not be any lapses and added that department is facing acute shortage of 4500 D group employees and planning to recruit 600 ANM nurses with 25% male AANM in it,he added.
He further pointed out that for the healthy society, there is a need for healthy children. Therefore department has initiated the programme of health check-ups for school children and to provide iron rich tablets. Also one cancer detecting machine will be purchased in each district. Department also planned to conduct a periodic health check-ups for the people who work in hotels, restaurants and eating outlets and will be given health cards. All these programmes have been designed after taking into consideration of all the health factors of the people, he added.
Addressing the programme Ramanatha Rai, minister for forest, ecology and environment said in his address that under Central government’s rural health programme, standard of health in rural villages have been improved and our government is giving more importance to the health of common people, he said.
Mohiuddin Bava, MLA from Mangalore constituency has presided over the function.
Dr Sunil Ivans Jathanna, who has been serving the centre for the past eleven years has shared his experience in Vamanjoor, said that this health centre is like his child.As he is going for his post-graduation study shortly, he has been felicitated on the same dais during the occasion.
The people who have been responsible for the construction of this primary health center have also been felicitated on the occasion. Dr Jathanna has submitted a memorandum to the health minister with regard to the some demands of the health centre.Dr O R Shreerangappa had a talk on relevant subjects. N Prakash,DC was present on the dais.
Monappa Bhandary,Vidhana parishad member, Harish K,president,Mangalore taluk panchayat, Melwyn D’souza, zilla panchayat member, Robert Lancy Pais, President, Neermarga grama panchayat, Lalitha Kottary, President Ulaibettu,grama Panchayat, Yousuf, Taluk panchayat member, Shashiprabha Kotian, MCC member Bhaskar K,Smt Hemlatha R Salian,Krishnaraj Tantri, Abubacker Musliyar, Dr G N Sadanand were present.