Kodagu: President of the Kodagu Rakshana Vedike, Acchandira Pawan Pemmaiah stated Kodagu District is home to Kaveri River, land of commercial crops, and has been waiting for a super specialty hospital for the last few years. But due to the lack of willpower of our future, the expectations are being dashed. Due to this, the Kodagu Rakshana Vedike has decided to intensify the campaign for the Super Specialty Hospital.
He has questioned why a super specialty hospital which is easily sanctioned for North Karnataka is not available in Kodagu District and has issued a press release that a continuous campaign will be carried out until the demand of the people is fulfilled.
In case of emergencies, one has to go to Mysuru, or Mangaluru for further treatment.There is a necessity. There are many cases of patients dying on the way. For the same reason, three years ago, the youth of Kodagu for the first time, regardless of party, raised a unanimous voice on social media that they wanted a super specialty hospital, he noted.
The social media campaign made news at the State and National levels. Most of the dignitaries from the outer districts and outer states who love Kodagu welcomed the campaign with an open mind and expressed their support for the need for a hospital. But the Karnataka Government has thrown cold water on people’s dreams by stating that there is no plan to build a super specialty hospital in Kodagu, he added.
A month ago, on the model of the Kodagu campaign, the youth of Uttara Kannada demanded a super specialty hospital through social media. By getting support from various dignitaries, they put immense pressure on the Karnataka Government through politicians and people’s representatives and fulfilled their demands. The Karnataka Government has achieved a historic victory by officially announcing in the assemybly that a super specialty hospital will be provided to Uttara Kannada District. Also, a few months ago, a super specialty hospital also started functioning in Chamarajanagara. Facilities available to other districts of Karnataka, why Kodagu is not getting it, who is standing in the way of all this, why this stepmother attitude towards us, he questioned.
In the next Assembly elections, why not we the people of the District are collectively voting for “NOTA” and why not we show our collective support for hospital demand. Thereby why not we show our suffering at State and National level, Pawan Pemmaiah asked.