Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (EP)
Udupi, March 30: “The assumption of Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdulla Mother and Child Hospital is a historic decision,” said MP Raghupathi Bhat, congratulating the government.
The historic decision to take over the privately run hospital which was in poor condition was taken at the cabinet meeting on Wednesday 30 March. A fund of Rs 9.83 crore has been approved to take over the 300-bed hospital with full staff. members and 103 other staff.
Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Mother & Child Hospital (file photo)
MP Bhat commended Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Minister of Health, Welfare and Medical Education Dr K Sudhaker on behalf of the people for taking the decision to provide better service in the health sector.
The hospital which provided excellent maternity services to poor children was handed over against the rules to private parties during the tenure of the Congress government led by Siddaramaiah. The private parties did not manage the hospital well. The administration of the hospital had deteriorated without paying salaries to staff and without providing proper medical care to patients.
MP K Raghupathi Bhat had relentlessly urged the government to intervene at the departmental level and also in the Vidhan Sabha sessions. Minister Dr Sudhaker had assured to take the appropriate measures.
Chief Minister Bommai, when laying the foundation stone for the upgrade of the 250-bed hospital, promised to take charge and manage the hospital.