Flood-hit primary health centre turns into hi-tech hospital in Kerala’s Malapuram | Latest News India


A primary health centre in Malappuram district which was destroyed throughout the floods in 2018 has been reconstructed as a hospital with fashionable amenities below the ‘Rebuild Kerala’ initiative and chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the hospital on July 24, officers stated.

The primary health centre was catering to poor sufferers and its destruction was in the information then. Later UAE-based VPS Health Care group, owned by NRI businessman Dr Shamseer Vayalil, promised to rebuild the health centre.

“Built at the price of 10 crore, the brand new hospital and laboratory could have all fashionable amenities,” stated district medical officer NK Sakeena, including that it’s going to cater to not less than 200,000 sufferers in a 12 months.

Located at distant Vazhakkad village, the hospital was designed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and college students of the School of Architecture and Planning at Thrissur Engineering College. The constructing part used is glass fibre bolstered gypsum panel, often known as Rapidwall, which may stand up to pure calamities, stated VPS Health Care authorities.

“It has all fashionable amenities. Experts from many fields rubbed shoulders with native individuals for such an initiative,” stated VPS Health Care chairman Shamseer Vayalil.

The hospital has a sophisticated laboratory, fashionable imaging division, oxygen beds, concentrators and a stabilisation unit to take care of sufferings from oxygen saturation, stated the group in a press release. “What is makes it totally different is that it’s product of eco-friendly know-how eliminating the standard brick and cement construction with an aesthetically pleasing design.”

Three years in the past, flood had ravaged many elements of the state claiming 500 lives — it was dubbed because the flood of the century. After the catastrophe, the federal government had undertaken an initiative, known as ‘Rebuild Kerala’, to piece collectively broken infrastructure and lives.

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