Health Sector- Karnataka Budget Highlights

Mr.B S Yediyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka in his budget presented ₹5,372 crores has been spent during the COVID-19 pandemic in the State.

He said that more than 63 lakh people had benefited from initiatives while over 9 crore RT-PCR tests had been conducted.

Stating that the government is taking all measures to prevent a second wave, the CM said 19 district hospitals will get 25-bed ICUs each and 100 taluk hospitals will be upgraded with 6-bed ICUs each.

Nearly 250 Primary health centres will be upgraded and converted into model PHCs.

Establishment of ‘Mothers’ Breast Milk Bank’ in four divisions of the State at a total expenditure of ₹2.5 crore.

Four Regional Food Safety labs will be set up at a cost of ₹2 crorer. 

An Antimicrobial Resistance unit at a cost of ₹1 crore, regional cancer centres on lines of Kidwai, Jayadeva institute”s

Determined to reduce MMR to 70 from the current 92 and IMR to 10 from 23 in the State, the government will initiate all measures.

To detect metabolic diseases in children, two labs in Ballari and Bengaluru will be set up at a cost of ₹10 crores.

To start “Chiguru” programme at an expenditure of ₹10 crore to promote scanning of pregnant women.

Action to upgrade the Ayurvedic College in Shivamogga district as Ayush University.

Implementation of ‘Poshane Mattu Jeevanopaya’ programme based on Indian system of medicine at an expenditure of Rs.5 crore to protect the mother and the child from malnutrition.

Commencement of emergency treatment units in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Ballari and Hubballi Institutes of Medical Science at a total expenditure of five crore rupees. Commencement of a trauma care centre in Mysuru Institute of Medical Sciences.

Commencement of regional cancer treatment centres in Shivamogga and Mysuru at an expenditure of ₹100 crore.

Commencement of three new well equipped mobile laboratories to detect cancer in women at an expenditure of ₹11 crore.

Action to commence 50 bed capacity sub-centre of Jayadeva Insitute of Cardiology in Davangere at an expenditure of ₹20 crore.

Commencement of burns treatment centre and plastic surgery division in Kalaburagi Institute of Medical Sciences.

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