Mysuru, January 24:- The newly-constructed District Hospital on KRS Road in the city was inaugurated by Health Minister B Sriramulu on Thursday.
“Health is important for everyone. When I was the health minister earlier too, I had done good works. 3500 vacant posts of doctors will be filled soon. Give me three months’ time. Amenities of super-speciality hospitals will be available at our Government Hospitals. NHM nurses will be made permanent employees. Tender-based employees will be given job security. They should also get a full salary. Tender holders won’t be allowed to gobble up the salaries of employees,” he said.
“The state government will directly credit their salaries to their account. The government will pay money from NHM to those who conduct free dialysis and scanning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is doing a better job in the field of health. We will soon remove the referral system. Doctors who are working in rural and tribal areas will be given the highest salary than those who work in cities. Government doctors should not work at private hospitals. My stay at the Government Hospital should be an eyeopener for future ministers. They should think that Sriramulu was staying at Government Hospitals and people would pull me up if I stay elsewhere,” Sriramulu said.
District in-charge Minister V Somanna, Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha, MLA and former minister GT Devegowda, Chamaraja Constituency MLA L Nagendra, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar, District Health Officer Dr R Venkatesh and others were present. (MR/KS)