Mangaluru: Foundation stone laid for surgical block at Wenlock Hospital | Mangaluru News – Times of India


MANGALURU: A full-fledged surgical block of 1.30 lakh sqft will be ready at Government Wenlock District Hospital in Mangaluru in two years.
A foundation stone laying ceremony was held for the Rs 39.19 crore project, which is being taken up through the Mangaluru Smart City Limited (MSCL), on Monday.
The ground-plus-five storey new surgical block will have 12 operation theatres and 192 beds in its pre-operative and post-operative wards.
A bridge will be constructed to link the surgical and medicine blocks of the hospital.
A Central Sterile Supply Department and Sterile Store will be set up in the new building which will also house X-ray wing, a radiology wing, pharmacy and laundry sections.
The building will have all the facilities including a ramp for the convenience of patients. Meanwhile, all works will be taken up as per the safety norms by equipping the building with fire safety features.
The construction works will be taken up by following the guidelines of National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the National Building Code, said MSCL managing director Akshy Sridhar.
Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, who laid the foundation for the project, said the MSCL has been taking up various projects to make Mangaluru a model city in India.
“We have given priority for the development of infrastructure at Wenlock Hospital under the MSCL. The new project will be expedited to make it available for the public at the earliest,” he added.
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