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Bhatkal: A new ward with 102 beds and an emergency ward was inaugurated in the Taluk hospital at Bhatkal on Saturday. The wards were built at the cost of Rs. 3.4 crore.
After inaugurating the wards, MLA J. D. Naik said that the taluk hospital in Bhatkal had only 50 beds and now it was upgraded to 102 beds. He said he will make efforts to improve the services of the hospital, and that the poor should make the use of them.
Mr. Naik said he would try to convince the Government to fill the vacancies in the hospital.
He lamented that the doctors hesitate to come to government hospital in Bhatkal and new recruitment would be done soon, Mr. Naik said. Antidotes for snake bites and anti-rabies medicines were made available in the hospital, he said.
Dr. Krishna, in charge medical officer, K. Madhukeshwar, tahashildar, Jayashri Moger, ZP member, and Lakshmi Gonda, Taluk Panchayat vice president, Bhatkjal Talauka Block congress president Vittal Naik, were present.