Karnataka will quickly improve current all Main Well being Care Centres (PHCs) within the state to operate 24/7, Well being and Household Welfare Minister Okay. Sudhakar mentioned on Thursday.
Addressing reporters after a gathering with former Well being Ministers and physician MLAs on the Vidhana Soudha right here, he mentioned that the PHCs can be upgraded, with the assistance of World Financial institution and the state may even give you a brand new coverage for this goal.
“At current there are 2,300 PHCs within the state. We’re securing World Financial institution funding to make current PHCs operate 24/7. The Covid-19 pandemic has opened our eyes and primarily based on this expertise, I really feel we have to enhance the standard of companies in any respect ranges,” he mentioned.
Noting that a big part of docs are hesitant to serve in rural areas, Sudhakar mentioned: “The proposed new coverage plans to offer promotion primarily based on the agricultural service of medicos.”
The minister mentioned that a complete of two,500 docs together with 1,250 MBBS docs, 950 specialists and 150 dentists are being recruited.
“Aside from this, 1,500 resident docs may even be recruited. Vacant posts of all district hospitals, group well being centres and PHCs can be stuffed in by December. Para medicos may even be recruited shortly,” he mentioned.