District In-Charge Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad yesterday assured to make efforts for granting adequate land for the Jain Charitable Trust (JCT) for building a super-specialty hospital that will cater to the poor.

Speaking after inaugurating the Bhagwan Mahaveer Institute of Paramedical Sciences at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Darshan Eye Hospital on the Mysore-Srirangapatna road yesterday, the Minister lauded the social services rendered by members of Jain community and expressed faith that if given the land, JCT will build the super-specialty hospital and serve the poor.

Responding to a memorandum submitted by the JCT seeking at least 10 acres of land in Mahadevapura (Mandya district), the Minister said, “Being the Revenue Minister, I will talk to the DC and see if land can be granted for the noble cause.”

Lauding the Jain community, he said, “You people adjust anywhere in India and render commendable services to the society where you live.”

JCT President Kantilal Jain delivered the presidential address. JCT Secretary Praveen Jain, delivering the keynote address, said that the Mahaveer Eye Hopital, established seven years ago, has conducted 60,000 eye operations and other ophthalmic services in and around Mysore.

Eye Hospital’s Medical Director Dr. Bharath Kumar said that the hospital was functioning on a non-profit basis. Ophthalmic staff go to rural places, conduct eye-check ups and those in need of surgery are brought to the hospital for surgery by admitting them for three days, provided with food and medicines, and after they recover, are taken back to their homes.

He then administered the oath to 20 students newly inducted to the first batch of Bhagwan Mahaveer Institute of Paramedical Sciences. The course, recognised by the Government of Karnataka, is three years for SSLC students and two years for PUC (Science).

Dr. K. Satish, Dr. Vidyashankar and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore