*Health Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar holds first meeting with Vision Group to transform healthcare in state*
*Vision Group to submit report in six months on Arogya Karnataka*
*Bengaluru, January 1, 2021*: Vision Group has been directed to prepare a report on comprehensive development in Health sector. Report is likely to be finalized in six months said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar.
Speaking to the media after concluding the first meeting with the members of the mission group here on Friday, Minister Sudhakar said that government is working towards comprehensive transformation in health sector. Currently National Health policy 2017 is in place and we are committed to provide quality health care for the people of Karnataka. The roadmap to achieve this have been discussed in the meeting.
Speaking on the current health care scenario in the state, Dr.Sudhakar said that presently health care is divided in three parts viz, Primary , community and district level health services. There are medical colleges available and these services needs to be integrated to provide quality health care to the public. We also need to focus on prevention. Preventive measures like regular blood check up for the people aged above 35 years, treating the non-communicable diseases at the earlier stages and so on have been discussed in the meeting. Arogya Karnataka will include all these points and the report will be ready in six months said the Minister.
Sub-committees have been formed including specialists in each committee to prepare a comprehensive report. Both Allopathy and Ayush doctors are part of the group. Final report will be submitted to Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa, said Dr.Sudhakar
*Minister also said that a quality cell will be established in each hospital to ensure delivery of quality health care services to the patients*
*Other Points made by the Minister*
• It was decided to request central government to provide human resource as well along with funds to establish new medical colleges and hospitals.
• There are opinions to establish Trauma centres at every 50 kms or in every districts. This will save accident victims.
• Telemedicine to protect children health , digital registration system and ambulance will also be provided in PHCs
• Accountability will ensure quality. officials will be made accountable to ensure cleanliness and proper treatment.
*Suggestions made by the experts*
• Quality of Health care to be maintained as per UN standards.
• Betterment of infrastructure and increasing staff at government hospitals
• Doctors and nurses to be specially trained to handle emergencies at primary levels.
• Opening of Ayush centres at all PHCs
• Adopt Tele-ICU model at each hospitals to obtain specialist advice.
• Branding government medical colleges.
• PPP model to render quality health services in government hospitals.
• Establishment of IMS and KMS cadre in the lines of IAS and KAS.
• Maintaining Health register to keep track of medical record of the individuals.
• Trauma centres at each 50 KMs in highways to cater for accident victims.
• Use of Information Technology to maintain data.
• Specialised staff for geriatric care.
• Utilisation of service of retired senior doctors for tele-medicine
• Increase awareness of organ donation and transplant.
• Strengthen ICU in Govt Hospitals
• Leverage Artificial Intelligence and Robotics technology
• Awareness about early diagnosis and preventive measures.