Thiruvananthapuram: Health minister K K Shailaja said the Cabinet decision to acquire 50 acres of land to set up a government medical college in Wayand was significant as it would provide the much needed state of the art modern medical facilities for the local people.
The people of the district are facing huge problems because of the absence of medical college. Once the medical college starts functioning, it will bring the much needed relief to the local people. The government will start the work on the project at the earliest , she said.
The minister said though the government had acquired land in Kottathara village for setting up medical college, there was widespread destruction in the area in 2018 floods. There was no permission for constructing a multi storey building in the area following which the government had to identify a new spot.
The government had taken many measures for making Wayanad medical college a reality. Administrative sanction was given for Rs 625 crore from KIIFB for putting in place the facilities for the Medical College. The money has been set aside for medical college with state of the art modern facilities in a 40,000 square meter area, academic block, accommodation block. Inkel Ltd was appointed as Special Purpose Vehicle for the construction of medical college and other works related to the project.
In the first phase 25 departments will be created including anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, community medicine, medicine, pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics and gynecology. There will be academic wing , central library, lecture theaters, auditorium, laboratory.
A 470 bed modern hospital block is being constructed. Medicine and allied specialty departments, surgery and allied specialty department, obstetrics and gynecology . It will have 10 operation theaters, labour room, radio diagnosis, anesthesiology, central laboratory, casualty department, pharmacy and store. Facilities like waiting room area, enquiry and records room , examination room, dispensary and dressing room will be arranged....