New facility expected to ease burden on govt. medical college
Nearly a month after it was supposed to have started functioning as a tertiary care centre for COVID-19, the Aluva District Hospital will begin admitting patients from March 1 onwards.
While the facility will eventually be scaled up to treat 100 critically ill patients, it will be opened with a small number of beds, said Dr. Mathews Numpeli, district programme manager, National Health Mission. The capacity to treat patients will be built up over a month, he added.
The COVID-19 treatment centre is equipped with facilities for dialysis, emergency surgeries, gynaecology and paediatric wings. Surgeries for COVID-19 positive patients and pregnant women have been done so far only at the Government Medical College Hospital. The new facility is expected to ease the burden on the medical college hospital.
Upgrading the facilities at the hospital cost around ₹1.50 crore. Around ₹14 lakh was allocated under disaster response…