A genome sequencing lab will soon come up in Mangaluru informed Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar. He was in Dakshina Kannada to inaugurate the new building of a PHC at Charmadi village and the opening of a community health centre at Kokkada in Belthangandy taluk.
After inauguration, the new building of a PHC Sudhakar said that the State Government is committed to upgrading primary health centers (PHCs) and also set up model hospitals to ensure that people in villages get basic health facilities.
He further added, “A model hospital will be built at a cost of Rs 8 crore at Padangady. Also, vacancies of doctors will be filled and 1,763 doctors have been appointed.”
“We have recruited 2,050 doctors on contract basis under the compulsory one-year service in rural areas scheme. In Dakshina Kannada, we have appointed 26 doctors. Also, nurses and paramedical staff have been recruited” he said.