The Karnataka police force may soon get a super specialty hospital and a medical college exclusively for officers’ families, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced in Bangalore on Friday. He was inaugurating the Traffic Training Institute and a canteen facility for the Bangalore city police. He also laid the foundation stone for Suvarna Mangala, a community hall in the city.
Siddaramaiah said Home Minister K J George had brought him up to speed with the proposal from the Police Department for the sanction of a superspecialty hospital exclusively for police families. He also said he will work towards setting up a medical college for children of police officers.
“I will make efforts to sanction these proposals in the view of the welfare of the police force in the state,” Siddaramaiah said.
He also advised officers to adopt sincerity, discipline and self control.
“The state government will not tolerate indiscipline even by senior police officers. The police should gain the confidence of the general public,” he said.
However, the chief minister declined to comment on the case against IPS officer Ravindranath. A criminal case was lodged against Ravindranath by Bangalore city police after two women alleged he had been taking obscene photographs of them in a cafe bakery on Cunningham Road. He later filed an atrocity case against officials for allegedly treating him unfairly. The case is under investigation by the Karnataka Criminal Investigation Department (CID).