Vision Group has been directed to prepare a report on comprehensive development in the Health sector of Karnataka. The report is likely to be finalized in six months, said Karnataka Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar.
Speaking to the media after concluding the first meeting with the members of the mission group today, Minister Sudhakar said that government is working towards comprehensive transformation in the health sector. Currently, National Health policy 2017 is in place and we are committed to providing 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, "Presently health care is divided into three parts viz, Primary, community and district level health services. There are medical colleges available and these services need 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."
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. The 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 the Union 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 district. This will save accident victims.
• Telemedicine to protect children's 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 hospital 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 the medical records of the individuals.
• Trauma centres at every 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 telemedicine.
• 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.