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100-bed hospital opened in Murudeshwar

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KARWAR, FEB. 21. The R.N. Shetty Trust has opened a 100-bed hospital at Murudeshwar in Uttara Kannada district. R.N. Shetty, chairman of the trust, inaugurated the hospital on February 18.

The outpatient department of the hospital started functioning on the same day.

The hospital has a five-bed intensive care unit with ventilators and a central oxygen system and two well-equipped operation theatres.

It has a 24-hour laboratory and a pharmacy. It will admit patients round-the-clock.

It has a colour Doppler, cardiac probe unit with high-end ultrasound machine, an air-conditioned ambulance, computerised TMT and a dental unit. Specialists will visit the hospital on a regular basis.

Mr. Shetty said the hospital will provide healthcare at an affordable cost. It has a tie-up with the United India Insurance to provide treatment under insurance cover of up to Rs. 30,000. The trust will pay half the premium amount of Rs. 250 for families living below the poverty line.

The hospital will soon adopt the Yeshaswini scheme of the Government to provide free treatment to farmers and their families.

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