‘Christian community’s service to state in fields of education, health commendable’: CM Siddaramaiah

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BENAGLURU: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday appreciated the contribution of the Christian community to health and education in the state and said that their service in both fields was commendable.

Speaking after the inauguration of the Linear Accelerator Radiation Therapy Service at Baptist Hospital in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah said, ” Christian community’s service towards the fields of education and health in the era of social inequality is commendable.”

“The Christian community has done excellent work in the field of education and health. This community has laid a good foundation for quality education in Udupi and Mangaluru. The majority of people in Indian society were deprived of literacy,” he said.

“If cancer is detected in the early stages, the patient can be cured. However, if cancer is detected at a later stage, the advanced linear oscillator radiation therapy service treatment will help prevent the disease from progressing,” he added.

He further said that since more rural people come to this hospital, it will be more convenient for the patients if the doctors here speak in Kannada.

Adding ahead, he said that rich people visit good and expensive private hospitals, but the Baptist Hospital will provide health services at low rates to poor people who struggle for daily life and believe in public service.”


“Baptist Hospital has been providing treatment to poor people at affordable rates. The Baptist Hospital provides quality treatment to poor patients just like a government hospital. The government will provide all kinds of cooperation to this hospital,” the CM said.

The linear oscillator radiation therapy service, a state-of-the-art treatment method for cancer treatment was inaugurated by the Chief Minister at Baptist Hospital in Bengaluru.

Earlier on December 16, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that farmers and workers build the nation as they create wealth in the country.
He was speaking in a program organized by the Labour Department at the Karnataka College ground in Dharwad. (ANI)

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