The district ex-servicemen’s association has welcomed the Defence Ministry’s move to set up a polyclinic here for ex-servicemen and their dependents.
Ex-servicemen in the Hyderabad Karnataka region would benefit from this facility, association director S.G. Dongre told presspersons after the inauguration of the polyclinic here on Wednesday.
There are over 1,200 ex-servicemen and their dependents in and around Bidar. “Their number in the Hyderabad Karnataka region is two or three times more,” he said. Having a hospital here had saved them the trouble of travelling to the military hospital in Hyderabad for routine treatment, he said.