|Upgradation of Health Institutions|
|Infrastructure development under NRHM mainly consists of undertaking up-gradation of all the Community Health Centres and select General/ District /Taluk / Block PHCs / PHCs and other medical institutions. In the initial phase the work of the115 CHCs were taken up as per the guideline of Indian Public Health Standards. Agencies with experience in Health Construction like Hindustan Latex Ltd, Hindustan Prefab Ltd and Kerala Health Research and Welfare Society have been hired as implementing agencies for the civil works on turnkey basis. Of the 115 CHCs taken up for upgradation through HLL, Work has been fully completed in more than 100 CHCs. The entire CHC upgradation work is expected to be completed by December 2010.|
Other works include the upgradation of the General hospitals, District hospitals, Taluk hospitals, and other institutions in the State. Work has been fully completed in 9 institutions and the other works at various stages shall be completed by March 2010. One of the major works is the construction of a new block and renovation of the old building at IMCH Kozhikode which alone is estimated around `33 crores. A modern sewage treatment plant was constructed for the Kozhikode medical college campus and the construction was completed in record time.