The former Minister, H.D. Revanna, who is also MLA for Holenarasipur, has appealed to the State government to fill the vacancies in the government hospitals in the district. As many as 76 posts of doctors and more than 100 posts of nursing staff are vacant in the district, he said.
Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, Mr. Revanna said the government had neglected the rural health sector. Most of the primary health centres did not have doctors and nursing staff had been running these centres. “It seems the Minister in-charge of the district, who has to look into these issues, is busy in some other business,” he said.
He also criticised the continued release of Hemavati waters to the canals. “If releasing water to the canals continues, people of the district might face difficulty in getting drinking water in future,” he said. Mr. Revanna said his younger brother and JD(S) State president H.D. Kumaraswamy had moved to a new home in Bengaluru. “He has moved to another home and he will definitely become the Chief Minister of Karnataka. I am sure Karnataka’s next Chief Minister is Mr. Kumaraswamy,” he added. He refused to comment on the findings of a pre-poll survey conducted by a private agency.