Hubballi: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced Rs 5 crore grant to Karnataka Cancer Therapy and Research Institute (KCTRI). He was addressing the gathering after unveiling the bust of Dr RB Patil and renovated Bhanji D Khimji OPD at the hospital on Tuesday.
He said the KCTRC should be nourished as a health care centre giving service to north Karnataka. Dr RB Patil dreamed of providing painless treatment to the patients through a scientific lab with Ayurvedic treatment, he said.
A government order would be released soon to recognize this institute as government-backed so that those having Ayushman cards referred by primary health care centres could get good treatment, said CM Bommai.
He said the incumbent BJP government is responsive, sensitive, and active. A lot of work has been done in the health sector. Since your area boy has been the chief minister, they will correct him if mistakes are committed and appreciate when good works are done. The government has chalked out several programs for senior citizens like free eye check-ups, free distribution of spectacles, free hearing aids, and free health check-ups for school children. Tenders are sanctioned for the construction of a regional center of Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology & Vascular Sciences inHubballi for Rs 250 crore. The regional center of Kidwai Hospital will come up in Belagavi. Besides, one crore Ayushman Bharat Cards will be distributed. The maximum number of those cards have been distributed in Karnataka in the entire country.
Mentally strong people can defeat cancer
He said cancer is such a disease that will push patients the physical challenges to mental stress. Their immunity power will decline once they face mental stress after being diagnosed with cancer. People with good mental power, a good lifestyle, and spiritual power can defeat cancer. “I underwent this agony when my mother was diagnosed with cancer. Many people live with cancer. You need not be scared or depressed. Of late, a lot of new equipment has come and treatment methods have changed thanks to R&D. The people of North Karnataka are prone to cancer as they chew tobacco, and smoke beedi, and cigarettes. The government has given Rs 10 crore financial assistance for the new OPD”.
Hubballi-Dharwad Mayor Eresh Anchatageri, MLAs Arvind Bellad, Prasad Abbaiah, and others were present.