Medicines must be affordable: CM Bommai

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

The healthcare of the working class in lower strata of the society is very important for the government. In the coming days more research must be done by the scientists so that the medicines are available at a very low Price,said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

He was speaking after inaugurating Students Hostels,skill lab and other facilities at Mysore Medical College and Research Institute,opening of Jan Aushadhi Center and 10 bed Tele+ICU in 41 taluk hospitals in ludung K.R.Hospital here on Monday.

The CM said the good healthcare facilities are not available for people in rural areas.This is due to lack of knowledge among the people and poor financial ability.

The scientists in the health sector must conduct research so that the medicines must be within the reach of people.

The economy grows from the working class in lower strata of the society.The medical colleges must set up research centers to find out solutions.

The medicos are thoroughly knowledgeable and must help poor people without being self-centered. That will reduce the dependence on multinational companies for solutions.

The medicines manufactured by those MNCs are beyond the reach of the common people.

R&D Land in MMC&RI

The CM declared that a Research and Development Laboratory will be established in Mysore Medical College which is known for its services as well as has the history of over 100 years.

The grants required for this purpose will be provided in the state budget.This must be before the highly-modernised hospital.

Every year around 5,000 students enter the medical profession but still there is a shortage of doctors. These doctors must serve at least two two years in the government hospitals as they will see the most complicated medical challenges in these hospitals.

This will also help the young medicos.They must also focus on serving the poor.Our government has given importance to the health sector and has distributed hearing aids free of cost to the needy people for which the government is spending Rs 500 crore.

The number of dialysis has been increased to 60 cycles and cancer treatment centers are being established. Besides,Namma Clinics are established in all cities.

Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar, Water Resources Minister Govind Karjol and others were present.