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PHCs will be upgraded: Health Minister

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2 city PHCs built in joint initiative with German company Bosch

BENGALURU:

Primary Health Centres (PHCs) are the fundamental building blocks of the public healthcare system and the government is taking all measures to strengthen them, said Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. He was speaking on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Singasandra PHC, set up as a joint initiative of the Health and Family Welfare Department and Bosch’s CSR activity.

The Minister noted that Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had announced upgradation of 250 PHCs in the recent budget. “PHCs are not mere buildings. They must be built at places where more people reside. Earlier, there used to be one doctor per PHC, but from now onwards there will be both male and female doctors deputed to PHCs,” he said.

The PHCs at Singasandra and Roopenahalli have been built at an expense of Rs 2.5 crore by the government with a contribution of Rs 78 lakh from Bosch, Dr Sudhakar said.

He said vaccinations were being done at 3,500 centres across the state and on Monday alone, 79,000 people were inoculated.

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