Health Minister K.K. Shylaja has said a trauma care unit will be set up at Government Medical College, Kozhikode, soon.
Ms. Shylaja, who opened the renovated high-tech pharmacy and the completed paramedical hostel at the medical college on Monday, said the trauma care unit would be a Level-1 emergency medical care unit to be set up at a cost of ₹8.4 crore. The Minister said a master plan was being prepared for a ₹200-crore development of the medical college hospital.
The 2,429-sft para-medical hostel was constructed at a cost of ₹4 crore. The three-storey building has 50-bed rooms, 12 toilet blocks, three recreation rooms, three reading rooms, dining hall, and kitchen.
A 50-year-old pharmacy was demolished to construct a high-tech pharmacy on the ground floor of the hospital block at a cost of ₹35 lakh.
It has eight counters besides a dispensing area, seminar room, counselling room, and medicine mixing area.
A pamphlet on Nipah infection prepared by the Health Department was also released on the occasion. A. Pradeep Kumar, MLA, was present. – The Hindu