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Thiruvananthapuram: The government has initiated several schemes for the development of medical college hospitals in the state, said chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday.
For Thiruvananthapuram medical college alone the government has prepared a master plan of Rs 717 crore for its development. This will be completed in three phases and the funds will be provided from KIIFB, said Vijayan.
While speaking after inaugurating the platinum jubilee celebrations of the medical college here on Friday, the chief minister said the medical college has created a mark in the healthcare sector of the world in the last 70 years. “It has set a model in healthcare for the world, and produced many stalwarts in the field of healthcare,” he said.
With 40 departments, several hospitals under its umbrella, several medical and para-medical educational institutions under it, the Thiruvananthapuram medical college is the biggest such institution in the state, said the CM.
Decentralization has been most effectively implemented in the health sector, said Vijayan. From primary healthcare centres to district hospitals, the local bodies are directly controlling these hospitals. In 1996, if only 28% of people depended on the public health sector, it has now risen to 60%.
Health minister Veena George, who was present on the occasion, said the hospital is receiving 4,500 patients in a day, thus proving that this is the biggest hospital of the state.
“It is a matter of great pride to say that those who have passed out of this institution are now occupying several eminent posts in various universities and hospitals worldover,” she said.