Wenlock District Hospital in Mangalore Emerged as the Best Among 1,611 in The State: Know More

Wenlock District Hospital in Mangalore Emerged as the Best Among 1,611 in The State: Know More

September 23: Wenlock District Hospital had emerged as the best among 1,611 government hospitals which come under the Ayushman Bharat-Arogya Karnataka (ABAK) scheme.  the Health and Family Welfare services commissioner was in New Delhi on Saturday to submit the ‘Wenlock Model’ for successful implementation of Ayushman Bharat-Arogya Karnataka (ABAK) scheme.

Wenlock District Hospital Superintendent and District Surgeon Dr Rajeshwari Devi said that the state’s existing Arogya Karnataka was merged with Ayushman Bharat launched by the Centre as a universal health scheme a year ago. The scheme provides a health assurance cover of
Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary, tertiary care and even for terminal illness.
She said that as on August 2019, 5,240 patients had benefited from the scheme, which is the highest in state. The government had approved a payment of over Rs 3.11 crore as hospital bills for treating 5,240 patients under the scheme. Of the total amount, 55% had been utilised for tertiary procedures. The amount was utilised for buying equipment
(Rs 1 crore) for super specialty departments like Neurosurgery, Urology among others. The remaining money was used for buying consumables
(Rs 1 crore) and drugs (Rs 1 crore), she explained. The hospital has been enthusiastically popularising the scheme, from the time it was launched, among BPL cardholders. The packages under the scheme does not cover entire expenses in cases where beneficiaries required Orthopaedic implants. Thus we are purchasing such Orthopaedic implants under central procurement and giving it free of charge. The patient is saved from the trouble of buying the implant from outside agencies, District Medical Officer said. She also mentioned that besides free mid-day meals for caretakers, patients after being discharged from the hospital are dropped at their houses free of charge.
Ayushman Bharat-Arogya Karnataka Jagruthi Jatha will be flagged off by MLAs, including D Vedavyas Kamath, Dr Bharat Shetty and
U T Khader on the premises of DC building on Monday (9.30 am). Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner, ZP chief executive officer among others will also be present. The jatha is being planned from DC office to Wenlock hospital to increase awareness and to reach out to more beneficiaries.

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