Kundapur: Govt intends to open medical colleges in all districts – Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao

Silvester D'Souza

Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (EP)

Kundapur, Feb 10: "Our government intends to open medical colleges in all the districts of the state," said state minister of health and family welfare, Dinesh Gundu Rao. He made these remarks while speaking to reporters after inaugurating the service center and dialysis unit of the All India Hearing Aids Organization in Mysuru at the Kundapur Subdivision Public Hospital Complex on Saturday February 10.

He further said, "There will be emphasis on developing the existing medical colleges before establishing new ones. With 48 new taluks created, priority will be given to the development of older taluks established 20 years ago. The remaining taluks will be upgraded. Discussions will be held regarding doctors' reluctance to work in Karkala due to local issues during the progress review meeting.”

Responding to complaints about the lack of a hospital in Kollur, he stated that action will be taken in this regard after discussions. "New MBBS doctors have been appointed to fill vacant positions, and they have been instructed to work in those positions for at least a year. There will be no shortage of doctors in villages. Monkey fever is likely to spread before April, and the old vaccine has become ineffective. Discussions have been held to produce a new vaccine with a research center in Hyderabad, which will be made available to the public soon,” he said.

"The health centers established during the Congress rule in 2013 have become inactive. They will be revived gradually. Already, 800 pharmacists and technical experts have been appointed, with about 500 of them set to be assigned to Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, coastal, and Malnad regions next month. Additionally, 300 will be employed in Kalyana Karnataka states. The government has approved the appointment of specialist doctors, and the process will commence soon. Various challenges in the health sector will be addressed gradually. Investigations into corruption are being conducted by a committee led by Justice John Michael D'Cunha, and suitable action will be taken based on its report,” he concluded.





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  • Dr Vijaya Kumar, Udupi

    Mon, Feb 12 2024

    There is already a demand to establish a "Government" Medical College in Udupi. If so, the best spot for it is the place where presently the non-functional Cooperative Sugar Factory is located. The Sugar Factory is defunct. The vast area can serve as an excellent campus for the Government Medical College.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 11 2024

    Churning medical professionals without top class clinical experience, but only bookish knowledge is counterproductive; incidentally yesterday I read one article somewhere on the same site regarding the high numbers of deaths of poor children by dehydration due to the doctor's hesitancy (reasons??) to prescribe basic ORS powder! Please note that this is a very personal opinion based on my knowledge and perception; please do not believe in anybody's personal opinion, do your own research and introspect 🤔!!!

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 11 2024

    No problem, but keep admissions purely on merit only..

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 11 2024

    @Monty; jahan sub kuch bikta hai including...mrit....... what say??

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  • D.Shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 11 2024

    Good business wish admission will be on subsidized fees for genuine students ..Recently i got to know Dr.Parameshwar has 100+ medical colleges ..hope to add more.. tak tak ...

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  • John, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 11 2024

    Tamil nadu already did this. Not only it improved medical education, it changed the quality of care in district govt hospital massively as many good quality PG doctors studying in those hospitals practicing in local govt hospitals

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Feb 11 2024

    bahu parakk..while the chai nautanki master does vrata and opens the mandirs...secular govt is doing what the poor people need the most...Jai Sidda...Jai Congress....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, Feb 11 2024

    These are called Genuine Acche Din ...

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