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CMCH centenary building to be ready by June

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It will accommodate nearly 1,000 beds besides several super-specialities

The new five-storey building of Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) being constructed at a cost Rs. 50 crore. The 3.23 lakh sq.ft. earthquake resistant structure will accommodate 1000 beds, in Coimbatore.- FILE Photo: K.ANANTHAN
The new five-storey building of Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) being constructed at a cost Rs. 50 crore. The 3.23 lakh sq.ft. earthquake resistant structure will accommodate 1000 beds, in Coimbatore.- FILE Photo: K.ANANTHAN

The construction of the Rs. 5.9 crore Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (CEmONC) Centre, which will have 130 beds, at Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) would be expedited, said C. Vijaya Baskar, Health Minister.

Speaking after conducting an inspection of the CMCH on Sunday, he said the CMCH centenary building, which will have nearly 1,000 beds besides several super-specialities, is likely to be completed by June 2014.Further, he said that treatment worth Rs. 426 crore had been disbursed to hospitals across Tamil Nadu under the Chief Ministers’ Health Insurance Scheme (CMHIS) benefiting five lakh patients.

With the Rs. 16 crore generated for CMCH from the CMHIS, the infrastructure at hospital had been augmented significantly. Besides 66 ventilators, 163 multiple para-monitors had also been installed.

He also interacted with patients at various wards including surgery, medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology departments.

The Health Minister also directed the Collector to take a decision on the location of the new mortuary building at the earliest.

Hospital Dean R. Vimala, Deputy Medical Superintendent Isaac Christian Moses and Resident Medical Officer S. Dharmalingam briefed Mr. Damodaran on the recent developments in the CMCH.

Mr. Vijaya Baskar was accompanied by Agriculture Minister S. Damodaran, K. Sukumar, Member of Parliament, Pollachi, S.M. Velusamy, Mayor, MLAs S.P. Velumani, A.A. Karuppasamy and O.K. Chinnaraj and Collector Archana Patnaik.

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