KALABURAGI:Though Kalaburagi district lags behind on many fronts, the District Government Hospital stands first in providing health service facilities to patients, according to a recent survey conducted by the state health department.
The report, a copy of which is with Express, says Kalaburagi District Government Hospital secured 765 points out of 800 in the survey and stood first.
The hospitals were graded according to the points scored by them. The hospitals which scored 600 to 800 points were given ‘A’ grade, 500 to 600 were given ‘B’, 400 to 500 were given ‘C’ and below 400 were placed under ‘D’ category.
Kalaburagi (765), Tumakuru (735), Chikkamagaluru (730), Chamarajnagar (710) and Chitradurga (700) were given ‘A’ grade, Bagalkot, Bidar, Davanagere, Dakshina Kannada (Wenlock), Gadag, Kolar, Raichur, Ramanagaram, Udupi, Kodagu, Karwar, Haveri, Dharwad and Chikkaballapur district government hospitals were given ‘B’ grade, Koppal, Lady Goshen (Dakshina Kannada), Yadgir and Ballari district hospitals were given ‘C’ grade while Shivamogga district hospital, which scored 485, has been given ‘D’ grade.
District Surgeon of Kalaburagi District Government Hospital Dr Nalini Namoshi told Express the points were given based on the facilities available in the hospital, services being given to in-patients and out-patients, surgeries conducted, normal deliveries as well as caesarean sections, neo-natal health care, 24X7 services, availability of medicine, basic infrastructure etc. The hospital scored less with regard to trauma care and paediatrics department.
“This is the first time that the health department has conducted a survey of facilities available and services being provided in district government hospitals in the state and our hospital has topped the list,” Dr Nalini said.