The Karnataka government has announced its intention to conduct door-to-door health surveys throughout the state in order to detect diseases at an early stage. State Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao addressed the media in Belagavi, emphasizing the department’s goal of disease prevention through public awareness.
Under the program ‘Gruha Aarogya’, a comprehensive health survey will be carried out across the state. Initially, eight districts will be covered this year, with plans to expand the initiative statewide in the future. The minister highlighted the significance of identifying major health issues such as hypertension and diabetes early on, as it enables more effective treatment.
Furthermore, Minister Rao assured that individuals diagnosed with diseases would receive free medication and treatment. Health department workers will distribute medicines to families with patients, and surgeries and treatments will be provided at no cost.
In addition to these efforts, the health department intends to launch the Karnataka Brain Health Initiative (KABHI), which will prioritize mental health.
During a visit to MK Hubli, Minister Rao gained valuable insights into the functioning of the centers, the availability of medicines, and the quality of foundational facilities. He engaged in conversations with both medical professionals and support staff, as well as patients undergoing treatment, seeking their feedback on the services provided. The health department remains dedicated to ensuring that high-quality healthcare is readily accessible to the general public in government-run hospitals.