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Pollachi Govt. Hospital upgraded to medical college hospital status in Coimbatore

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It is among the 16 District Headquarter hospitals in Tamil Nadu that have now been upgraded following a recommendation from an Apex Group of the Health Department.

The Government Hospital (GH) at Pollachi has been upgraded to the status of a ‘Medical College Hospital’ following which it has been sanctioned Rs. 2.22 crore for constructing several new wards and a Naturopathy Lifestyle Clinic.

It is among the 16 District Headquarter hospitals in Tamil Nadu that have now been upgraded following a recommendation from an Apex Group of the Health Department.

Other hospitals are located at places such as the Nilgiris, Erode, Krishangiri, Namakkal and Tirupur. The objective was to ensure tertiary-level healthcare for patients from economically-weaker sections in locations lacking a Government Medical College Hospital.

The Government Order (No: 127) sanctioned Rs. 1.50 crore for new buildings, Rs. 4.50 lakh for furniture and Rs. 2.07 crore for linen cloths besides Rs. 65.60 lakh for purchasing state-of-the-art equipment worth. The Hospital will get an arthroscope to perform surgeries in the joints and attend ligament tears. It would also get a C-Arm with fracture table for orthopaedics surgeries besides an eye operating microscope.

Pollachi GH Superintendent S. Kannan told The Hindu on Tuesday that this move would significantly help the residents of the area as the hospital was going expand its capacity.

It is going to add five new wards with ten beds each. They include separate surgery wards for men and women, and one each for maternity and ophthalmology patients besides an accident emergency ward.

As it was located along the National Highway 209 (Dindigul-Palani-Coimbatore-Sathyamangalam-Mysore), the hospital treated between 10 and 15 accident victims every day with the monthly average hovering around 450. While the allotted bed strength was 144, it had nearly 200 in-patients.

The hospital also treated around 2,000 out-patients daily.

A sum of Rs. 33 lakh was allotted for establishing the Yoga and Naturopathy Lifestyle Clinic. It would have an out-patient ward.

Dr. Kannan said the hospital treated patients from Pollachi and 50 nearby villages such as Kolarpatti, Negamam, Puravipalayam, Kinathukadavu and Valparai.

It also got patients from places that were in other districts but geographically closer to Pollachi such as Udumalpet in Tirupur district and Palani in Dindigul district, besides Palakkad district in Kerala.

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