Karnataka Minister Seeks Finance Minister’s Support for AIIMS in State

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K Sudhakar also congratulated her for presenting a “pragmatic budget” focused on health.

Bengaluru:

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.

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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.

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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.

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