A 551-bed hospital, built by the Tata group in Kasaragod, Kerala, opened on Wednesday. This hospital was handed over to the Kerala government on 9 September last month by the Tata group. Kerala Health Minister KK Selja has said that this hospital will treat corona patients during the corona epidemic and after recovering from this epidemic, it will start functioning like a common hospital for all types of diseases. It is the first hospital in the state to treat corona in particular.
The hospital is ready in just 5 months
In March and April, due to increasing cases of corona infection, the weak health system came out in Kasargod district. In view of this, Tata group proposed a project of 60 crores under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project. After this the Tata group got it ready in just five months and on September 9, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated it through video conferencing.
10 ICUs arranged with 36 ventilators
This hospital has a system of 36 ventilators for the patients. Apart from this, it also manages 100 isolation beds and 10 ICUs. This hospital is spread over 80 thousand square feet on five acres of land in Thekkil village of Kasgrod district. It is manufactured through prefabrication technology. The structure built in this technique is added to the place of manufacture.
Protests have been held due to delay
It was not opened despite the opening of the hospital in September itself. The state government was criticized for this and Kasamgod MP Rajamohan Unnihan had threatened the government to go on hunger strike from 1 November in the event of its opening as soon as possible. There have also been protests over the delay in opening it.