Now Kerala People Can get Benefit from Free Surgery

Published on: 03 Jun, 2014
Published under: Kerala Health News

Kerala Govt has launched a new project called as Karunya Keralam a project to provide free diagnosis, treatment, and medicines to all those who chose to go to government hospitals.

Rolling out a series of projects under the initiative, Mr. Sivakumar said here on Saturday that medicines were already being distributed free-of-cost at hospitals. Clinical and scanning tests and all surgeries, except organ transplant, would also be made free in government hospitals.

The 108 ambulance service would be extended across the State by launching 283 vehicles with advanced life-support systems and 287 vehicles with patient-support mechanism. Hospitals for women and children would be set up in districts without the facility. A cancer institute would be set up in Kozhikode at a cost of Rs.45 crore.

Laboratories would be set up in all public health centres and CT scan facility would be provided at all district and general hospitals. Casualty would be set up at taluk hospitals which do not have the system at present. A new dental college and a cochlear implant unit would be set up at the Medical College Hospital (MCH), Alappuzha. Construction work of the Dental College, Thrissur, would begin next year.


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