As part of Mata Amritanandamayi’s 60th birthday celebrations, Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Mysore, had undertaken series of activities. The highlight was a month-long free medical camp under ‘Amrita-Sparsha’.

The valedictory function was held at Sri Kendaganeshwaraswany Kshetra, Gaddige, Hunsur, yesterday.

U.T. Khader, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, was the chief guest. MLA H.P. Manjunath, Retired IAS Officer V.V.Bhat, Br. Abhedananda Chaitanya, Br. Ramakrishnan Swamy and others were present.

Speaking to media persons, Khader said that Mysore district has been selected to pilot the State government’s ambitious ‘health insurance for all’ scheme.

The State government aims to bring all BPL and APL ration card holders under the unique health insurance scheme. There will be no discrimination on any grounds. Following the response for the scheme in Mysore, it will be implemented throughout the State, with necessary modification, he said.

Khader also said the State government has decided to establish a government super-speciality hospital and it may be set-up in Mysore.

He said, if the District in-charge Minister and other people’s representatives take steps to provide a suitable site for the project, the government was willing to sanction it for Mysore.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore