Bengaluru: The State Cabinet has approved the proposal to upgrade the government hospital in Udupi under the public private partnership (PPP) model, according to Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra.
Briefing media persons after the Cabinet meeting here on Wednesday, Minister Jayachandra said the Cabinet has accepted the proposal to upgrade the government hospital in Udupi. “B R Shetty Ventures will invest the money to upgrade the government hospital and construct a 200-bed Women and Child Hospital. The government has agreed to hand over 3.88 acres of land to B R Shetty Ventures for this purpose on a lease basis for 30 years. There is a provision to extend the lease 30 more years with the mutual consent of the state government and B R Shetty Ventures,” Minister Jayachandra said.
Reservation for physically challenged people
Minister Jayachandra said the Cabinet has approved the proposal of keeping vacant posts pending if candidates (physically challenged people) failed to turn up at the time of recruitment. “Such posts will be kept vacant for the next recruitment drive,’’ the minister said.
He also said the Cabinet has approved the proposal to empower village panchayat officers to impellent ban on plastic. “The Cabinet has decided to extend the ban on plastic in rural areas too,” he said.
The Cabinet has also approved the proposal to upgrade Peripheral Cancer Hospital at Kalburgi at an estimated cost of Rs 59.53 crore. “The Cabinet also approved the proposal to allot 70 acres of land to the proposed Gurupadappa Marenahalli Research Centre at Onikere near Bidar on a lease basis for 30 years with a provision of increasing rent once in a two years,” the minister said.
The Cabinet has also decided to seek Rs 3,370.85 crore drought relief from the Central Government to take up relief works in 110 taluks and Rs 386.44 crore for the relief works in Kalburgi and Bidar where standing crops were damaged due to the floods. “The Cabinet also mulling to provide relief to farmers who have incurred huge loss due to the fall in onion prices,” the minister said.