Mangalore, July 1 (UNI) The Karnataka Government has taken a decision to involve private hospitals under Public Private Partnership (PPP) to fight Chikungunya and other diseases like rate fever and dengue particularly in the three taluks of Daxina Kannada, Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Shobha Karandlje said today.
Addressing the press persons after chairing a review meeting at the Zilla Panchayat here, she said that the private hospitals which have come forward to take care of the patients affected by the epidemic Chikungunya in their respective taluks would treat the patients with both medicine and treatment till the disease comes to a total control.
She said that the government was also seriously considering to extend this PPP pattern in treating the patients in the other affected districts as the state government alone cannot tackle the Chikungunya menace due to limited infrastructure facility.
She announced that KVG Medical Institute would take care of the patients in Sullya, while Fr. Muller Charitable Institute and KSHEMA and A J Hospital in Belthangady would treat the patients suffering from Chikungunya and rat fever in Puttur and Belthangady taluks respectively. In Mangalore city rural areas, other medical institutions would jointly work in treating the patients, she said.
Replying a query she said that though the official record showed the number of Chikungunya cases in Daxina Kannada as 26,000, the actual figure might cross three to four lakh as the cases treated in private hospitals and clinics could not be available.
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