Health infrastructure for coastal areas

December 25, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 11:59 am IST - KOCHI:

The Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC) has lined up projects worth Rs.8.51 crore to boost health infrastructure for the fishing community in Ernakulam district.

Minister for Fisheries K. Babu said that the KSCADC would construct five new hospital buildings in the district. It has already completed 11 projects of the same nature in the district at a cost of Rs.2 crore, said a press release here.

A new IP block at Poothotta, to be built at a cost of Rs.1.45 crore, will have separate wards for men, women, and children. It will also house a casualty section, rooms for doctors and nurses, laboratory, X-ray lab, pharmacy and a toilet block.

The construction work was inaugurated on Sunday by Mr. Babu.

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