Health Minister K K Shylaja on Thursday reviewed the status of three healthcare projects in the district- Kochi Cancer Center(KCC),Government Medical College(GMC) and Government General Hospital(GH)- and said the completion of these projects will make the city a much sought after healthcare destination in Kerala.  The government is investing `355 crore on setting up the Kochi Cancer Care, `368 crore for upgrading the Government Medical College and `76 crore for modernisation of the Government General Hospital. 

INKEL Ltd, the special purpose vehicle(SPV) for the three projects, made a detailed presentation on the progress achieved, and Shylaja gave her suggestions and asked the officers to complete the projects within the stipulated time.  She said the government hospitals will be comparable with the best hospitals in the country in terms of excellent facilities and interiors. 

Kochi Cancer Center

With a built-up area of three lakh sq ft, the KCC will have 213 beds, facilities for handling around 450 out-patient(OP) cases daily, four operation theatres and fully-fledged infrastructure facilities for state-of-the-art oncology treatment. The construction  is expected to begin by October and the officers hope to complete the work in two years.

Government Medical College, Kalamassery

The upgradation envisages a super speciality block of 5.75 lakh sq ft and supporting facilities like staff quarters, male and female PG hostels, amenities center and indoor stadium cum auditorium totalling arounf four lakh sq ft. The work on the project is slated to commence in September/October 2017 immediately after monsoon, and will be completed in three years. This will add 575 super speciality bed spaces for the public.

Government General Hospital, Ernakulam

The hospital will be upgraded with a new fully air conditioned super speciality block and a cancer block having around one lakh sq ft of medical space with support facilities like solid waste treatment and solar power plant. Construction is expected to commence by September this year. – New Indian Express

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