Mangaluru, Dec 10, 2017: Speaking at Kayakalpotsava organised by the District Wenlock Hospital on Dec 9, Saturday, Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil stated that the staff of the District Wenlcok Hospital should not compromise on the quality of services offered to patients.
The DC went on to say that the Arogya Raksha Samithi of the hospital will ensure that quality drugs are purchased for patients in the hospital. There is a positive vibe in the district hospital in Mangaluru unlike other district hospitals in the state. “Amid the constraints of lack of facilities, there is a positive energy among the hospital staff. The services rendered by the paramedical and clinical staff of the hospital is commendable,” he said.
He called upon the staff not to forget the services offered to underprivileged and poor patients in the hospital. The DC also called upon the medical fraternity of Mangaluru to extend their support to the district Wenlock Hospital.
District Wenlock Hospital Superintendent Dr Rajeshwari Devi H R said that the Government Wenlock Hospital, Mangaluru, has won a commendation award under Kayakalpa from Union government.
The Kayakalpa project was initiated under the Swacch Bharat movement in all district government hospitals, including Wenlock. Also, the internal Kayakalpa committee constituted within the hospital ensured that the entire staff of the hospital is engaged in implementing the mission. In fact, the district hospital had won a national award under the project in 2015-16.
Stating that the Wenlock Hospital not only caters to the patients of Dakshina Kannada district, Dr Rajeshwari Devi said that patients from nearly eight districts including Gadag and Kasargod of Kerala too visit the hospital for treatment. She said that work on the 176-bed new wing of the hospital is in progress.
The Arogya Raksha Samithi of the Hospital has given Rs 5 crore while Nabard has given Rs 10 crore for the new wing of the hospital. Further, the state government in its budget had announced Rs 10 crore to upgrade the district hospital into a regional hospital. The amount will be utilised for constructing another 100-bedded wing.
The Regional Advanced Paediatric Care Centre (RAPCC) will be upgraded as Child Health Institute at a cost of Rs 3 crore earmarked by the state government. An action plan is being prepared to upgrade the facilities with special wards in RAPCC, she added. Dr Rathnakar administered eye donation pledge to the participants. He said that following the direction of Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr M R Ravi, it has been decided to collect declarations from 10,000 persons to donate their eyes in the district, of which, already 8,000 declarations have been collected, he added.