Kerala: Flood-hit primary health centre in Malappuram gets a major facelift

Written by Riya Joseph

A primary health centre in Malappuram’s Vazhakkad, destroyed in the 2018 Kerala floods, has been resurrected into a fashionable facility with the assistance of a multinational healthcare group, VPS Healthcare. The hospital, which was reconstructed below the ‘Rebuild Kerala’ initiative, is about to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday.

The 15,000-square ft household health care centre is funded by Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director of VPS Healthcare, and accommodates an emergency room, a mini-operating theatre, session rooms for medical doctors, a nurses’ station, medical retailer, vaccine retailer, pattern assortment centre, imaginative and prescient and dental care clinic, and a designated zone for mom and youngster, pregnant girls and the aged.

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Speaking concerning the new facility, District Medical Officer Dr Ok Sakeena mentioned, “They usually are not simply giving the constructing. They are giving us the constructing geared up with all fashionable hi-tech gear. The facility can be furnished with consciousness messages on communicable, non-communicable illnesses, dental health and hygiene, cancer consciousness, so that folks coming in and going out of the power additionally obtain necessary info relating to healthcare.”

The constructing was developed by specialists from IIT Madras utilizing eco-friendly Glass Fibre Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG) panel expertise often known as Rapidwall. Architecture college students from Government Engineering College, Thrissur, additionally lent their assist with the design points of the constructing.

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The facility, constructed at a price of Rs 10 crores, is supplied with top-of-the line expertise and facilities. The eco-friendly constructing is a plastic-free zone. The facility additionally makes a transfer in the direction of paperless transactions, with sufferers being supplied with a distinctive ID card to make use of for future visits. It additionally offers an outside health club for women and men and a play space for youngsters. The constructing can be geared up to be user-friendly in the direction of the aged and offers assisted entry to cater to disabled people.

The group additionally chipped in to assist, planting round 30 several types of crops across the space, mentioned Dr Sakeena. Adding that the group needs to ship a optimistic message to all its members by way of its consciousness messages she mentioned, “They are planning on making it a good setting for everybody who visits the power.”

Expressing her gratitude in the direction of Dr Vayalil, Dr Sakeena mentioned, “They have supplied us with a superb facility. They have given us a constructing with gear, inside, furnishings and all methods in place. We are very fortunate. Our honest gratitude to Dr Shamsheer Vayalil for offering funds and supporting the health system with a fashionable constructing geared up with all services.”

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