Ruined In 2018 Kerala Floods, This PHC Is Rebuilt As India’s Largest Family Health Centre

It has been three years for the reason that worst flooding in a century hit Kerala. The 2018 floods that hit your complete state within the month of August, in the course of the excessive monsoon left behind a path of destruction that’s but to be wiped away.

As Kerala nonetheless tries to place the recollections of the deluge behind, a main well being centre within the state is standing out because the image of resistance. 

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Destroyed within the devastating 2018 floods, a government-run main well being centre at Vazhakkad in Kerala’s Malappuram district has received a brand new lease of life. The ruined well being centre has now acquired a contemporary face and possesses infrastructure matching a recent hospital.

Rebuild at a price of Rs 10 crore, the ability, which is able to turn out to be the most important Family Health Centre in India will probably be inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday, July 24.

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The reconstruction of the flood-ravaged PHC was funded by Kerala-born NRI businessman Dr Shamsheer Vayalil.

Dr. Shamsheer, a radiologist by qualification and the founder, chairman and managing director of VPS Healthcare Group. He can be the son-in-law of Lulu Group Chairman MA Yousuf Ali.

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According to VPS Healthcare the reconstructed facility in Vazhakkad is a contemporary construction developed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and designed by a gaggle of scholars from the School of Architecture and Planning at Government Engineering College (GEC), Thrissur.

Spread over 15,000 sq. ft, the three-storey household well being centre has 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, a chosen zone for mom and little one, pregnant ladies and the aged. The second flooring has a contemporary convention corridor and homes the executive workplaces.

VPS Healthcare
VPS Healthcare

It has 10 commentary beds with oxygen concentrators and a stabilisation unit to take care of sufferers affected by low oxygen saturation.

It even has an open fitness center, a play space for youngsters, and different facilities to advertise a wholesome way of life.

“Vazhakkad is dwelling to bizarre individuals who had relied on the first well being centre for many of their routine medical check-ups and desires,” stated Dr Ok. Sakeena, District Medical Officer. “The facility used to take care of round 75,000 individuals yearly. Now renamed Family Health Centre, it’s anticipated to see round 200,000 sufferers a yr. This determine underscores the importance of the centre within the lives of the individuals right here. It can be a testomony to the standard of the providers offered on the facility.”

“The reconstruction of the ruined well being centre was our dream. The individuals right here have been eager for the accomplishment of the venture. The well being centre can even strengthen our relentless efforts to comprise the Covid-19 pandemic. We will at all times be grateful to Dr Shamsheer Vayalil for his assist,” Dr Sakeena added.

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VPS Healthcare

In March 2020, in the course of the first wave of COVID-19 in India, VPS Healthcare Group had supplied its 500-bed multi-specialty hospital in Manesar for the unique treatment of Covid-19 patients free of charge. 

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