Published on: March 7, 2022




Karnataka to identify 100 backward talukas as aspirational to ensure all-round development


  • Government aims to improve the quality of education in 93 talukas, strengthen the health services in 100 talukas and eradicate child malnutrition in 102 talukas
  • A primary health centre with higher workload will be identified in each of the 100 aspirational talukas and upgraded to 25-bed model community health centres in two years
  • 438 Namma Clinics will be established in major cities of the state, and in all wards of Bengaluru. These clinics will detect non-communicable diseases and refer patients to specialists for further treatment.
  • Government will provide coaching for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for medical admissions in all talukas and facilitate loans for poor students securing admission under the government quota in all medical colleges
  • Private medical colleges will be classed into A, B, C and D categories and fees fixed by the fee regulation committee
  • Proposes to establish 300 women’s health centres under the National Health Mission. To provide well-equipped medical facilities in talukas, seven hospitals will be upgraded to 100-bedded hospitals
  • Mental health programmes will be organised in Kolar, Chikkaballapur and Bengaluru Urban districts with the support of Nimhans
  • A programme to provide 76 life-saving services within 48 hours of admission to hospitals for accident patients will be started through the Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust
  • Mobile clinics will be established under the Mukhyamantri Arogya Vahini scheme at a cost of Rs.11 crore in Bidar, Chamarajanagara, Haveri and Chikkamagalur districts to provide medical services on the doorstep in rural area
  • A department of foetal medicine and neonatology will be opened in the Vani Vilas Hospital in Bengaluru.