BALLARI: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for a 400-bed mother-child care hospital in Ballari.
Speaking on the occasion, he said nowhere in the state did a 400-bed mother-child hospital exist so far. The state Health Department usually takes up construction of 100-bed hospitals, but the strength of this hospital is four times more. “The 400-bed hospital will be the panacea for all the problems of women and children in the entire district”, said Bommai.
Chief Minister said said nutrition is the biggest challenge, without which the growth of children is affected. “They fall ill repeatedly. The government has provided special grants to improve nutrition in Raichur, Yadgir and Ballari which are in the Kalyana Karnataka region. Special funds have been earmarked to improve nutrition in kids. Malnutrition is divided into two parts, chronic and medium”, he said.
The previous government was giving less nutritious food for medium-level kids and nutritious food only in chronic cases, he alleged. (ANI)