Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) has decided to adopt K.R. Hospital in the city. This is the oldest hospital constructed by the Mysore kings to cater to the medical needs of the people especially the rural mass.

The decision to adopt the hospital was taken at the budget meeting of MUDA yesterday.
MLCs Marithibbe Gowda and K.T. Srikantegowda observed that only Rs. 25 lakh was provided for the repairs and renovation of some portions of K.R. Hospital. They urged MUDA to adopt K.R. Hospital.

The hospital, which is the oldest and a gift by the Mysore kings to rural poor is in a bad condition and had failed to provide satisfactory service to the people. The hospital which has a history of over half a century should be adopted for renovation, they urged. MLC Madegowda said that even the PKTB Hospital has failed in providing the required services to the patients. This is the reason why patients are not coming forward to get admitted. MUDA should adopt the hospital which is situated in a vast area of 90 acres for development and also ESI Hospital. MUDA Chairman P. Manivannan who accepted the suggestions, assured them that all the three hospitals will be adopted. A meeting of experts and prominent personalities will be convened soon to elicit their opinion, regarding renovation of K.R. Hospital, he said.