Government Hospital in Palani gets new facilities

Staff Reporter

They have been provided at a cost of Rs.1.98 crore

PALANI: From now on, pregnant women in the temple town can get sophisticated health care, thanks to the establishment of a modern operation theatre and post-operative ward at a cost of Rs.1.98 crore at the Government Hospital under Tamil Nadu Health System Project.

An out-patient ward delivery room, emergency vehicle parking lot and generator room for uninterrupted power supply to operation theatre was also constructed as part of infrastructure development under the health programme.

All medical equipment such as X-Ray, ECG and scanner, blood testing laboratory, ENT doctor’s room and waiting room for patients have been housed on the ground floor of this new building.

An operation theatre, 12-bedded post-operative ward, delivery ward, 12 bedded ward for new-borns, maintenance wing and exclusive rooms for duty doctors and nurses are in the first floor. Steps as well as ramp had been provided for the first floor. Besides, a lift has been provided to move patients to operation theatre in the first-floor during emergency. A modern kitchen has also been established near the ward.

Similar facilities have been provided at Ayakudi Government Hospital also. A new building, constructed on 3,475 sq.ft. at a cost of Rs.51.05 lakh, has an operation theatre and six-bedded ward with rooms for nurses and doctors.

Special camps

Inaugurating these buildings here on Saturday evening, Minister for Revenue I. Periasamy said that special medical camps in association with private hospitals in Coimbatore district would be held in Athoor, Vedasandur, Oddanchatram, Palani and Kodaikanal to identify patients and offer advanced treatment under Kalaignar Life Insurance Scheme.

Enhancing the quality of healthcare at government hospitals attracted more patients towards them.

Infrastructure would be improved in other hospitals in the district shortly. The State Government had liberalised several restrictions to construct more hospitals at the block-level, he added.

Collector M. Vallalar said that specialists would be brought to these camps. A camp at Oddanchatram would be held on January 29.

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