Karnataka to upgrade PHC network across the state with Ayush doctors

To ensure quality healthcare round the clock across the State, the Health and Family Welfare Department is working on upgrading its network of 2,359 primary healthcare centres (PHCs).

The number of doctors would be increased from one to a minimum of three to four, including a lady doctor and an Ayush doctor.

The existing six-bed PHCs, each one of which is catering to nearly 30,000 population, will be upgraded to 12- to 20-bed facilities. While the existing ones will be upgraded, more health centres will be established, said Health and Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar.

“All the centres will be equipped to provide 24×7 medical services to the needy. We are committed to providing effective and free healthcare to the people across the State,”


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