Karnataka Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday with a proposal to build a “city of health” as he sought also its support for an Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the state.
The minister congratulated her for presenting a “pragmatic budget” with health and wellness as one of the key pillars, and requested her help to secure an AIIMS for Karnataka and a sub-center of NIMHANS in the Kalyana Karnataka region, his office said in a statement.
He also discussed the state government’s plan to set up four state-of-the-art trauma centers to prevent road accident deaths and build a city of health with a group of hospitals. super-specialized for the treatment of cancer, kidneys, cardiovascular. and other chronic conditions.
Mr. Sudhakar, who is from the former Mysuru region, also requested the support of the Center for the expansion of irrigation facilities in the rain-fed districts of Chikkaballpura and Kolar and the bifurcation of the district cooperative of Kolar- Chikkaballapura and DCC Bank, statement added.