The first dedicated COVID-19 hospital in the state of Kerala, built by the Tata Group, was inaugurated in Kasargod by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The 80,000 sq ft hospital has been built on five acre of land at Thekkil village in Kasaragod.
Tata Group has built the hospital using prefabricated containers in a period of five months. The hospital has been constructed at a cost of Rs 60 crore. The 551-bed hospital has 36 ventilators for the patients.
The authority to decide facilities and appointments to the hospital is with the state government.
Meanwhile, the largest Covid First Line Treatment Centre (CFLTC) in the state, a 1,400-bed facility, was also opened at Nattika in Thrissur on 9 September 2020. The facility was set up at the building of Emmay Projects (India), owned by MA Yusuff Ali of the Lulu Group.
CFLTC has all health facilities, including beds, e-robots, tele-medicine, e-bikes for food distribution, bio-medical waste management and bio-compost system.