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Idukki medical college to open next year

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Upcoming:A model of the proposed Idukki medical college at Cheruthoni.
Upcoming:A model of the proposed Idukki medical college at Cheruthoni.

The paperwork on the proposed Idukki Medical College at Cheruthoni has been completed so as to begin admission for the medical courses for the academic year 2013-2014.

The Kerala Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation, which is assigned with the building and infrastructure construction, has drawn up the master plan for the medical college.

The college is to come up on 40 acres near the district hospital transferred by the Idukki district panchayt to the Medical Education Council.

Roshy Augustine, MLA, told The Hindu on Saturday that three phases of official level meetings had been held to review of the progress of the infrastructure building. Rs.6 crore has been earmarked for the construction of an electric substation and the Kerala State Electricity Board will start the work soon. The work on a Rs.5 core water treatment plant by the Water Authority will also begin soon, he said.

The water from the Iduklki reservoir will be used for construction needs and drinking purposes when the medical college starts functioning. An operation theatre with modern equipment will be its highlight and its work also will start in the first phase.

District Collector T. Bhaskaran said that the construction will be done without damaging the environment and the structure will be congenial to the topography of the area.

Various levels of consultations were done so as to make the structure free of even  minor operational issues being experienced in other medical colleges.

The availability of most modern treatment facilities and machinery will be an added advantage for the hospital, which is considered major step forward in the district’s health sector.

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