Madikeri: Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha made an important announcement regarding the healthcare infrastructure in Kodagu district. He revealed that the construction of a ‘Critical Care Unit Hospital’ near the Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) is set to begin soon. The project, budgeted at approximately 29 crores, aims to improve medical facilities and offer critical care services to the local community.
During a meeting at the deputy commissioner’s office in Madikeri, MP Pratap Sinha and other officials discussed the progress of various projects. Engineer Rajesh provided details about the upcoming Critical Care Unit Hospital, which will be built on 45 cents of land near KIMS hospital. The tender process has been completed, and the hospital is expected to be operational by November. Additionally, the central government has approved the construction of BSNL 4G towers in 62 locations across the Kodagu district, and work is scheduled to commence in the first week of November. These towers will significantly enhance internet connectivity and meet the growing demand for faster and more reliable communication services in the area.
The Forest Department will provide information on land reservation in forest and forest paisari areas for the remaining six tower locations. MP Pratap Simha assured that further proposals for additional tower construction will be considered in the future. Currently, there is already broadband connectivity in 103-gram panchayats of the district, and existing BSNL towers offering 2G and 3G coverage will be upgraded to 4G to provide faster internet services.
The meeting was attended by various officials, including DC Venkat Raja, CESC Executive Engineer Anita Bai, Deputy Conservator of Forests A T Poovaiah, and ADC Dr Nanjundegowda, among others.