*PHCs will be upgraded and strengthened: Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar*

*PHCs will be upgraded and strengthened: Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar*
   

*PHCs will be upgraded and strengthened: Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar*

*CSR initiatives should contribute more towards improving public healthcare* 

*Bengaluru – March 10, 2021*: PHCs are the fundamental building blocks of public healthcare system and our government is taking all out measures to strengthen them, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Singasandra Primary Health care centre developed under the joint initiative of of Health and Family Welfare Department and BOSCH's CSR activity on Wednesday.

PHCs play a vital role in rural health system and there is a need to strengthen them. Our government is committed to provide better health care at PHC level. Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa has announced to upgrade and modernize 250 PHCs in this budget. Said Dr.Sudhakar.

PHCs are not mere buildings, PHCs must be built at the places where there is more inflow of patients and more people reside. Earlier there used to be one doctor at PHC, but from now onwards there will be both male and female doctors deputed at PHCs said the Minister. 

The PHCs at Singasandra and Roopenahalli are built at a cost of about ₹2.5 crore from state health and family welfare department and with a contribution of Rs.78 lakhs from BOSCH's CSR initiative. Corporates are extending their helping hands for the welfare of society. The CSR act mandates companies to spnd ateast 2% of their three-year annual net profit towards CSR activities in a Financial year, said the Minister. There is a need to discuss about the various initiatives that can be taken up under CSR. BOSCH should involve in more and more of such measures, he insisted.

Vaccination is given at 3,500 centres across the state and on Monday 79,000 were inoculated in single day, which is the highest so far. People above the age of 60 years and people above 45 years with comorbidities  should get the vaccination on priority. There is no adverse effect reported so far, said Dr.Sudhakar.