A renovated operation theatre at the trauma care ward of the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) was inaugurated on Thursday.

The hospital had witnessed massive developments in the past two years.A majority of these works were being executed with the Rs. 50 crore grant given to the hospital during its centenary celebrations in 2009 by the State Government.

These funds were also being used to construct a five-storey building spanning 3.25 lakh sq. ft.

A maternity and an infant care centre was opened recently at a cost of Rs. 5.90 crore with funds coming from the Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project and World Bank. The special ward set up under Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme and had benefited 6,040 persons so far. The CMCH was among the few hospitals in the State to have a completely air-conditioned ward for this scheme, said a senior hospital official.

The hospital had also procured several advanced equipment worth nearly Rs. 2.50 crore. They included 76 ventilators, a transport ventilator, blood testing equipment, digital video colposcope and micro manipulator.

Sanitary facilities in all the wards were also improved and drinking water facilities along with hot water vending machines have been installed for the benefit of patients.

Mayor S.M. Velusamy and Coimbatore South MLA R. Doraiswamy took part in the function.

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