KR Hospital which is familiar with the word ‘Doddaspatre’ is getting hi-tech with the green signal by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
KR hospital is brimming with the most famous and the best doctors, it is known that the hospital still faces lack of basic amenities. Though the doctors are complaining about this since decades, nothing much was done about it. The hospital environment was disaster for rural people who came here for treatment.
But now there is a silver lining to the hospital. Here is an example to show that when a doctor is determined to do something good for the hospital, nothing can stop him.
Months before, KR Hospital Ophthalmology department was a real mess. Even the poorest of the poor were sick of its wards, furniture and its unhygienic environment.
Dr Satish who took charge as HOD of the Ophthalmology department just six months back, things started changing drastically. He has been in this situation for years and wanted to do something to bring a change to the hospital. He discussed the issue with his colleagues and they agreed to start doing it spending their own money and collected rupees 4 lakh. He started with painting the wards, OPD department and the OT department.
Later, 20 stainless chairs and 5 western toilets were added. Dr Satish consulted the Dean and Director of KR Hospital, Dr Krishna Murthy and requested him for funds to which he obliged gladly. Then the repairs of electrical items and other instruments and replacement of rusted cots started. It is also decided to replace 20 other cots.
For patients, high-tech instruments like Retinol Laser, Yag laser, Phlorosin, Slit lamp, Operating microscope, have been purchased and are being used. His dream is to make ophthalmic department no less than any private hospital. But it also depends on how everyone responds to it.
To encourage the students, from this year onwards, a gold medal and an appreciation letter will be given for scoring highest marks in the academics. MMC has given 2 lakh funds in this regard. Pure drinking water facility has been provided.
For student’s convenience, 25 new chairs, internet facility, new computers and a digital library has been started. In the coming years, students will be sent to Bengaluru’s Narayana Hrudyalaya for one month training per year.