Bengaluru: Hi-tech digital PHC set up at Malleswaram | Bengaluru News


BENGALURU: Karnataka’s first hi-tech primary healthcare centre (PHC) that offers free as well as affordable services under one roof was inaugurated in Malleswaram on Saturday.
The PHC, titled comprehensive urban primary health centre (CUPHC), is equipped with facilities such as testing, diagnostic laboratory, treatment and dispensary at Palace Guttahalli. It was opened to the public by chief minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Claiming the PHC to be a model for other states and the first of its kind, Bommai announced that as many as 20 similar hospitals would be built across Bengaluru in a few months. “While the government will open Namma Clinics in all wards in the next three months, hospitals like this CUPHC will be set up in 20 other locations,” he said.
“The government has already taken steps to open four centres of Jayadeva Hospital in Bengaluru and one of them equipped with 50 beds will come up at KC General Hospital in Malleswaram soon,” the CM said.
All services under 1 roof
The uniqueness of CUPHC is the availability of all health services under one roof, which means patients needn’t shuttle between places. “The PHC has advanced laboratory, digital X-ray, ultrasound scanning, PFT, ECG facilities, besides dental testing machine, ICU, physiotherapy facilities. This is a collaborative venture between the BBMP and Manipal Health Enterprises, besides donations by other citizens as well,” said higher education minister CN Ashwath Narayan, who is also MLA from Malleswaram.
“While all treatment will be provided free of cost at the hospital, any facility not available at the hospital will be provided at Manipal Hospitals at government rate, as per the MoU. All medical equipment has been donated by United Way company and doctors have been deployed by BBMP under the National Health Mission programme. If a doctor goes on leave, another doctor will be available through the day,” the minister said.
Funded using Rs 1.5 crore under the Nagarothana scheme, the healthcare centre is equipped to treat 150 people a day.





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