To reduce the pressure on K.R. Hospital, it is being contemplated to open a 500-bed District Hospital under the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

The 1050-bed K.R. Hospital coming under Mysore Medical College and Research Institute seems to be under pressure as the number of patients from the district and neighbouring cities and villages has swelled terribly with the doctors unable to render good service to all of them which is justified by a staff crunch and limited infrastructure.

District In-charge Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad after inaugurating his office at CADA premises here some time ago had held a preliminary review meeting at Government House in Nazarbad.

MLA Vasu, who had raised the topic of establishing a district hospital and trauma centre in city, had opined that it was essential to open one such hospital in city to cater to the patients of the district as K.R. Hospital was ill-equipped and insufficient to handle the huge number of patients, especially the accident victims.

MPs H. Vishwanath and R. Dhruvanarayan too had voiced support to Vasu’s suggestion at the meeting.

Prasad had instructed Tahasildar Naveen Joseph to identify about 25 acres of Government land to establish the district hospital at the meeting.

The Tahasildar is believed to have identified about 20 acres of land near Chowdahalli on H.D. Kote Road after verifying with the revenue authorities.

However, it is learnt that 10 acres of that land is said to have been earmarked for construction of a guest house by PWD.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore