Khader gives media food for thought over portfolio change

Khader gives media food for thought over portfolio change

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-07-04 18:22 Mangaluru: Former health minister UT Khader, who recently took over as the Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, said he was unperturbed with the change in portfolio.Speaking to media persons, Khader said food and health are inter-related.“Only when there is healthy food, one can be assured of good health. I have also conveyed it to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah that I don’t have any complaints,” the minister said on the sidelines of a function at Government Wenlock Hospital in the city.Khader, who had topped a series of surveys conducted by various news agencies to assess the performance of ministers in the state, said he had toiled hard during his three-year term as the health minister. But he said a lot more work needed be done to make health facilities more inclusive and called upon officials to work hard to address the new challenges.Khader said a 50-bed super-speciality Ayurveda hospital would soon start operations on Government Wenlock Hospital premises. He said 12 new posts were created for this hospital, which would be the first of its kind in the country.