Rs 2177 Cr to be invested in Medical Education and Research by Karnataka Govt.

The Karnataka government has allocated a total of Rs. 2177 crore in order to boost medical education and research. This includes the construction of a 1,000 bedded additional ward in the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.

On the heart care front, the government is committed to provide cardiovascular treatment facility at a cost of Rs. 7.81 crore at the Shimoga Super Speciality Hospital. A Cathlab facility will be established at Bidar Medical Sciences Institute and Gadag Medical Sciences Institute at an estimated cost of Rs. 15 crore each.

For oncology, the government will establish a PET CT Scan facility at a cost of Rs. 15 crore at the Kidwai Cancer Institute, Bengaluru. A cancer treatment unit will also be established at an estimated cost of Rs. 15 crore each in Hassan, Mysuru and Karwar.

In order to provide comprehensive medical training, the government is gearing up to build hospitals in medical colleges of Gadag, Koppal and Chamarajanagar and will spend Rs.100 crore each.

A Burns Ward will be set up at the Kalaburgi Medical College with the grants from Hyderabad-Karnataka Development Region. The facilities in the nursing schools and colleges coming under the medical education department will be upgraded at an estimated cost of Rs. 30 crore.

Date: Mar 6, 2018

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