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Thursday, 29 September 2022 1.54 PM IST

Government hospitals in the state will be more patient-friendly, super specialty services will be increased in medical colleges, says Health Minister

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Minister for Health and Family Welfare Veena George has said that plans will be implemented to make government hospitals in the state more patient-friendly. The activities to enhance Aardram scheme which aims at sustainable development of the health sector are going on. As part of this, specialty services will be increased in district, general and taluk hospitals and super specialty services in medical colleges, said the minister. The Minister was speaking during the inauguration of Pediatric HD Unit in Nedumangad District Hospital, Integrated AYUSH Medical Unit and Women's Hostel of Nedumangad Municipal Corporation. The minister added that along with allopathy, projects which gives importance to the AYUSH sector are also being developed.

A Pediatric HDU (High Dependency Unit) has been set up for children at a cost of Rs 39 lakh as part of the second phase of ECRP at Nedumangad District Hospital. Children below 12 years of age are treated here. HDU is equipped with HEPA filter technology for disinfection. Children who need intensive care and required to be sent to the medical college can be treated in the HDU system without referral to some extent.

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