Mysore, Apr. 27 (RK&SH)- District In-charge Minister S. Suresh Kumar, who visited the century-old Krishnarajendra Hospital today, remarked that the hospital itself needed a major surgery.

Speaking to reporters after visiting the Surgical Block (Stone Building) of the hospital this morning, he said the hospital will be developed to the state of any top-ranking private hospital in the region, for which adequate funds will be provided by the government.

The Minister also disclosed that he would convene a meeting of the Minister for Medical Education Ramachandra Gowda, Dean and Director of Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC&RI), Medical Superintendents of K.R. Hospital, Cheluvamba Hospital, Princess Krishnajammani Tuberculosis (PKTB) Hospital and Heads of all departments of the hospitals after 15 days and discuss the issues relating to the medical institutions.

He instructed Dr. Geetha Avadhani, Medical Superintendent, K.R. Hospital, to prepare a detailed proposal on the overall development of the hospital on the lines of Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Bangalore.

Surgical Block

Suresh Kumar made a quick round of the Surgical Block, his visit coming in the backdrop of reports that a tribal patient, who had been admitted to the hospital a few days, ago was not treated properly.

Dr. Geetha Avadhani explained to the Minister that all necessary medical treatment had been given free of cost to the patient and also prescriptions given for medicines not available in the institution.

The Minister later visited the mortuary in the Medical College premises, where he experienced the stench of the place. He learnt that the cold storage equipment had not been functioning for several months.

Dr. Chandrashekhar, Head, Department of Pathology and Dr. Geetha Avadhani informed the Minister about the civil works of the mortuary awarded to PWD and that the refrigeration equipment would be installed after completion of the civil works.

The Minister asked the Director of MMC &RI to issue the work order for civil works and to see that the entire project was completed expeditiously and the facility made functional.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore