Palakkad: The National Health Mission(NHS), has initiated the task of making the Rs 51.81 crore renovation project of Outpatient facilities, at eight medical colleges in the state, a’ patient-friendly’ one.
These outpatient renovations are to be carried out in Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Manjeri, Kozhikode Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, and Parippally Medical Colleges,
The facelift at Thiruvananthapuram medical college is in its final stages. And are likely to be completed in December.
The Kerala State Housing Board meanwhile will be working on the facelift of outpatient facilities at Ernakulam, Kozhikode, and Thiruvananthapuram medical colleges.
Redo at Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Thrissur medical colleges will be carried out by Heights; while Nirmithi Kendra is to work on the renovation of Manjeri Hospital.
The entire renovation exercise is meant to be over in March 2018 says the engineering wing of the National Health Mission.
The new facilities that are to be introduced as part of this facelift include amenities like: drinking water, toilets (separate toilet facility for differently-abled), signboards, televisions, Online registration facility for patients (also through mobile app), additional chairs,Special consultation rooms for doctors, Air-conditioned patient-examination rooms Patient co-ordinators to help patients ,reports Mathrubhumi.
The fund allocation of Rs. 51.81 crore has been broken up as follows:
Thiruvananthapuram: Rs 7.63 crore
Kollam: Rs 5.05 crore
Alappuzha: Rs 4.13 crore
Kottayam: Rs 11.14 crore
Ernakulam: Rs 4.43 crore