06 Octotber 2010
The health capital of India has a reassuringly human side to it. Yet another of Bangalore’s hitech hospitals has opened its doors to the under–privileged.
Hospital chairman Dr K A Ramegowda said: "Our goal is to provide cost–effective medical care to all sections of the society. We have put in place the best of equipment and faculty and have also reserved 10 beds for patients from economically weaker sections of the society who will be provided treatment free of cost. They just have to buy the medicines prescribed. We also plan to conduct health camps in the rural areas once every three months."
Home minister R Ashoka said: "Hi–tech and super–speciality hospitals should provide cost–effective healthcare to poorer sections of society. Just as Bangalore is known for IT and BT, it should also become well known as a health city. Patients from Pakistan, Bangladesh as well as African and Arabian countries come to Bangalore for medical care because of the world–class equipment and expertise that is available in the city," he said.