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BGML Hospital Comes to Life after 20 Years

T hanks to the second fatal wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the hitherto closed Bharat Gold Mines Limited (BGML) hospital at Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) in the Kolar district is bubbling with life. The hospital which had downed its shutt ers along with the mining company in 2001 will open its doors formally tomorrow. Pralhad Joshi, Union Parliamentary Affairs and Mining Minister is scheduled to inaugurate the facility through a virtual meeting. In fact, it was at the Minister’s go-ahead nod to the plea by the local Kolar MP S Muniswamy, the activities to clean up the premises of the hospital spread in a Five acres were taken in a full swing. This so far defunct hospital boasts of interesting history. The health care unit was set up way back in 1894 and remained healthy until 2001. It remained to be one of the other biggest hospitals in Asia since its inception. According to N. Jagannath Rao, businessman by profession and BJP KGF unit Core Committee Member, it was planned to revive the hospi