Temporary hospitals and doctors for Kumbhamela: DHO Dr Basavaraju

Mysuru, February 12:- “District Health and Family Welfare Department and AYUSH Department have made preparations to open temporary hospitals for the Kumbhamela being held in T Narasipura from February 17 to 19,” said District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Basavaraju on Monday.

“Two temporary hospitals, one at rock mantap of Agasthyeshwara Temple and one near Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple will be set up. T Narasipura Public Hospital will be provided 20 extra beds. Physicians, orthopedician and child specialists will be brought from K R Hospital. Doctors and nurses have been asked to work in three shifts. Four ambulances will also be in place,” he added.

“Those who distribute food have to take permission from tahsildar. Officials have been appointed to test the quality of the food and food adulteration,” he added. (MR/KS)

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