KIIFB push for public sector healthcare in Kochi
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
In a major fillip to the public health care sector in Ernakulam district, the state government has cleared projects worth Rs 681 crore, through Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB), for the proposed Cochin Cancer Research Centre, Government Medical College and Ernakulam General Hospital. The KIIFB board which met on Tuesday cleared these projects.
Of the Rs 681 crore cleared, the proposed Cancer Centre and Government Medical College Ernakulam will get Rs 310 crore each, while the General Hospital will get Rs 61 crore.
For the Cancer Centre, Rs 310 crore would be used to build a fully-operational 300-bed cancer hospital and research institute, blood bank and a rehab centre for cured patients. The project will be implemented in two phases and a 217-bed hospital will be built during phase-I and phase-II will see the construction of a 183-bed facility.
In the case of Government Medical College, Ernakulam, the amount will be used to construct a mother and child centre, super specialty block with cath lab, dental wing and an enhanced radiology department. And for Ernakulam General Hospital, the sanctioned Rs 61 crore fund will be used for constructing a super specialty and cancer care blocks, drawing high tension lines for augmenting power supply and renovation of existing blocks.