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Submitted on 7th Dec 2011. Courtesy: Star of Mysore

The Government, upon realising the need for having a multi-speciality hospital to cater to the needs of poor patients, is mulling on establishing one such hospital having all facilities in PKTB Sanitarium pre-mises here on KRS Road.

The Maharajas of Mysore, with an objective of providing health care to all including the poorest of the poor, set up the K.R. Hospital in the city in 1924.

The hospital, which began as a 1100-bed hospital, gradually gained popularity, with its name and fame extending to surrounding districts of Kodagu, Chamarajanagar, Mandya and Hassan.

As years passed by and with the increasing population, the number of patients visiting the K.R. Hospital increased multifold. With the drastic increase...


Submitted on 11th Nov 2008. Courtesy: Star of Mysore

In a totally different act, doctors of the city, most of the time feeling the pulse of patients and prescribing medicines for various maladies, captivated the minds of a houseful audience in Kalamandira here last evening by their melodies. In this year's edition of Geeth Gaatha Chal, which began in 2000, the doctors sang popular film hits from Kannada and Hindi movies of yesteryears.

They chose to sing numbers from movies of the 1960 to 1980 period which had scored thumping success at the box office with romantic as well as sad message of jilted lovers that appeared...


Gone are the days of 'sick' ambulances, lack of drivers, shortage of diesel and the hospital's inability to rise to the occasion during emergencies. People in medical emergencies in any corner of the district need not bother about inefficient ambulance service in hospitals. The State Government has started a revolutionary ambulance service which was flagged off by former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Raj-yotsava Day in Bangalore.

The emergency help is just a call away. Those who need the services may call toll-free Phone No. 108 (round-the-clock) and...


Karnataka Pedicon-2008, a two-day conference of about 500 Paediatricians from all over the country, organised under the joint auspices of JSS Medical College, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC&RI) and Indian Academy of Paediatrics (Mysore District) will be held on Nov. 1 and 2 at the Platinum Jubilee Hall in J.K.Grounds here.

Announcing this at a press meet yesterday at Pathrakartara Bhavan here, IAP State President Dr. U.G.Shenoy said that the theme of the conference will be 'Care, not just cure for better child survival.' It would feature...


Three major hospitals in city have geared up to treat victims of cracker-burst during Diwali celebrations. The hospitals have drafted the services of teams of doctors to attend emergencies round-the-clock.

K.R. Hospital Superintendent Dr. Geetha Avadhani said that the burns ward has all the necessary medicines and equipment to treat the victims. Dr. Avadhani said that necessary instructions have been issued the doctors and staff in burns ward and eye ward to be alert to meet any emergencies.

The hi-tech Apollo BGS Hospitals too has made all arrangements to...


One of the oldest government-run hospitals of the State, the Krishnarajendra Hospital, popularly known as K.R. Hospital or “Doddaspathre” — is going for quality certification from the International Standards Organisation (ISO). The century-old hospital, which is in news for all the wrong reasons, is seeking ISO 9001-2000 certification. The 1,000-bed hospital, which has 800 employees, is the first government hospital in the State attempting to get ISO certification.

What does it mean to a hospital whose functioning and quality of services have come under the scanner?

There are reasons behind its attempt to become ISO-certified hospital. The Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA), which has adopted the...


The Medical Education Minister Ramachandregowda said that 950 more MBBS seats have been added this year.

He was speaking after participating in the World Doctors' Day programme organised by Mukhyaprana Cultural Academy at Dr. Shivarathri Rajendra Bhavana in JSS Hospital premises, here on Friday. Out of the 950 additional seats, 725 would be filled through CET and the rest of the seats would be filled up by private colleges, he said. Only about 24% of the doctors are treating 76% of the people who live in villages and 74% doctors are treating 35% of the people living in urban areas. We should express our gratitude...


The Red Ribbon Express, which is touring the country to create awareness against HIV/AIDS, arrived in the city today. The seven-bogey train which includes an exhibition about HIV/AIDS awareness was inaugurated by the CM's Parliamentary Secretary S.A. Ramdas at the city railway station. MLAs Tanveer Sait, H.S. Shankaralinge Gowda, MLC Siddaraju, KHB Chairman G.T.Devegowda, ZP President Latha Siddashetty and offcials were present. The exhibition is jointly organised by the District Administration, Zilla Panchayat, Health and Family Welfare Department under the aegis of National AIDS Organisation, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, State AIDS Prevention Society and UNICEF.

The...


The Rapid Action Force (RAF), which earns compliments from the public for swift operations during periods of crisis, attracted the attention of the public on Saturday, by cleaning up the premises of K.R. Hospital.

These 100 RAF personnel who arrived in the city from Coimbatore on July 19, in...


In a heart-rending incident, a patient was allegedly thrown to the forest by the staff of K.R. Hospital. It is stated that Shekar (23), a resident of Melukote in Mandya district, was admitted to K.R. Hospital for treatment due to illness. He was thrown out of the...