Karkala; Dec 22: Inaugurating the foundation stone ceremony of public hospital, being constructed at the cost of Rs 9 lac, being the grant given by public company (ONGC) under social security commitment, Dr.M.veerappa Moily, Union minister for petroleum said in his address that in order to reach any one of the government’s projects to the people, implementation of the project should be adequate.
He also said that on behalf of Bharat heavy electrical Rs 25 lac grant-in-aid has been released for the construction of Karkala’s historical Miyyar buffallo race gallery. Besides a sum of Rs 2 crore grants has been released from Hindustan petroleum Limited for the construction of town hall which is being built at the cost of Rs 7 crore at Bandipura and foundation stone ceremony for these will be held on January 6th, 2014, he said.
In view of enhancing the facilities further in Karkala government hospital, a free hospital ambulance has been provided to reach women after their delivery to the place of their residence at the cost of government. Besides, an estimated budget of Rs 10 crore was submitted by the medical officials for well-equipped mobile hospital, ambulance and for the construction of building. He said for the implementation of all these projects, enough of grants will be available in national rural health programme.In view of protecting the health of rural people, union government, under national rural health project 2012 and 2013, central government has released a grant of around Rs 943 crore and state government has released Rs 481 crore.
When legislator V.Sunil Kumar appealed for one well equipped dialysis centre in Karkala, Dr.Moily said in reply that in case state government is not responding, he assured that he will give from his corporate fund.
Dr.Moily, who has provided Rs 98 lac corporate grant, has been felicitated on behalf of hospital.
Karkala legislator V.Sunil Kumar has presided over the function and said in his presidential speech that governments have implemented several projects for the health and hygiene of the rural people.
Besides, as the Bahubali Mahamasthabhisheka will be held in 2015, an appeal has been made for the release of special grant of Rs 10 crore for the development of city.
During the occasion,Vinaya Kumar Sorake,minister for urban development and district in charge, MP Jayaprakash Hegde,CMC president Rahamat Sheikh, former MLA Gopala Bhandary,district health official Dr.Ramachandra Baayari,district surgeon Dr.Ananda Naik were present as chief guests of honors.
Dr.Jnaneshwara Kamath, MD of government hospital welcomed the guests and delivered an introductory speech. Medical officer Sundara Poojary proposed vote of thanks.Shubadh Rao compered the programme.