Mangalore: The Blood Component Separation Unit Equipment and a 60 bedded MCH wing was inaugurated at Lady GoschenHospital here on October 18.

MP Chikballapur Dr M Veerappa Moily inaugurated the Blood Component Separation Unit Equipment. Minister for Health and Family Welfare U T Khader inaugurated the 60 bedded MCH wing along with other dignitaries

The programme began with an invocation. Chairman of Blood Bank IRCS DK Unit Ronald Fernandes welcomed the gathering. The programme was inaugurated by Dr M Veerappa Moily along with other dignitaries on the dais.

Addressing the gathering Dr M Veerappa Moily said that within a year, the Blood Component Separation Unit Equipment worth Rs 1 crore has come up in Mangalore. The Lady Goschen hospital is under construction and it will be opened for public very soon. Today health minister U T Khader has sanctioned Rs 10.4 lakh for the 60 bedded MCH wing in Lady Goschen hospital. We need to upgrade the Government Wenlock hospital and under the able leadership of U T Khader the Wenlock hospital will be renovated soon.

Dr Moily further said that education and health are the two factors which are important for the development of the country. In our country due to the population there are various health problems. At present people are afraid of EBOLA which has affected some African countries. We need to take all the measures to prevent EBOLA from spreading in our country. In 2030 India will be the most populated country in the world where education and health will be the major problem. In this regard we need a holistic health care system. We need to race against time.

While concluding he said, “DK is the most attractive health care district in the country and it is popular in the entire world. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship”. He urged the public to join hands with the central and state governments, to develop the health sector.

Health Minister U T Khader speaking on the occasion said that in the Lady Goschen hospital every year 6000 women come for delivery which shows that people still believe in the government hospital. He further said that the infant mortality rate is less than 5% and maternal mortality is less than 2%. Normally the infant mortality rate is 10 to 22% in other districts but here it is less than 2% and 90% of the infants in the ICU get cured whereas in other districts 90% of the infants in the ICU do not survive. In the entire district Lady Goschen is the only hospital with all the facilities. We will make every pregnant woman to come for delivery to the Lady Goschen hospital as it is their right. When they get delivery pain, they should call 108, and the Ambulance will bring them to the hospital, everything will be free including food and baby kit, while going home they will also be given Rs 1000 and the Ambulance “Nagu Moga” will drop the mother and new born baby to their respective homes.

While concluding Khader said that the green revolution started from Punjab, Milk revolution started in Gujarat and the health revolution should start from Karnataka.

MLA J R Lobo presided over the function. MLA Moideen Bava, Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim, Drugs Controller Government of Karnataka R Raghurama Bhandary, Former Chairman MUDA K Tejomoya, Assistant drug controller Nagaraj K V Medical Superintendent Dr Shakuntala M Mugadur, Chairman IRCS DK Unit B Prabhakar Shriyan, Kishore Chandra from ONGC and others were also present.

Courtesy : Manglorean