Speaking to presspersons after inspecting K.R. Hospital and its facilities, besides holding a meeting with doctors and officials from the Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMCRI), Mr. Siddaramaiah said Rs. 95 crore would be allocated to establish the hi-tech hospital.
The special wards complex at the hospital, which is in a dilapidated state, will be demolished to make way for the construction of a six-storey hi-tech hospital. Mr. Siddaramaiah said he had already discussed the proposal with the Secretary of the Medical Education Department and the MMCRI officials, and have directed them to prepare a proposal to place before the Cabinet for approval.
Mr. Siddaramaiah said he would ask the hospital management to take up restoration of K.R. Hospital and Cheluvamba Hospital, both teaching hospitals of MMCRI. Both hospitals are among the oldest healthcare establishments in the State. Minister for Public Works H.C. Mahadevappa, who was present, suggested establishing a canteen for patients and their families.