Health Minister P.K. Sreemathy has said that the State government will implement health-care schemes estimated at Rs.6.6 crore in the district soon to extend treatment for non-communicable diseases.

The Minister was inaugurating a CT scanning unit and the renovated pay ward at General Hospital on Thursday.

She said the hospital would be provided advanced medical-care facilities to make it a major centre for treatment of non-communicable diseases. An oncology department would be opened there. Ms. Sreemathy said the government would sanction more funds for infrastructure development at the hospital once the work on the new block was completed.

She said all government hospitals in the district had witnessed infrastructure development in the past four-and-a-half years. A modern operation theatre would be set up in the hospitals at Adoor, Thiruvalla, Ranni, Pathanamthitta, Kozhencherry.