The government is planning to set up 20 more homoeopathy dispensaries in the State, Minister for Health and Family Welfare K.K. Shailaja has said. She was speaking after laying the foundation stone for a new building at the Government Homoeopathy Medical College in Kozhikode on Saturday.
“It will be a step towards declaring the State as a complete Homoeo State, for which we need to have 45 more dispensaries,” she said.
She said the government would give equal importance to all streams of medicine.
“Though there are enough number of institutions under the Health Department in the State, they are not people-friendly. There should be deliberate attempts to make hospitals people-friendly. The government wants to convert the Medical Colleges into Centres of Excellence,”she said.
New 6-storey building
The new six-storey building at the medical college will be built at a cost of Rs.10.55 crore. In the first phase, only four storeys will be constructed. The plan is to complete the construction in a year.
A. Pradeep Kumar, MLA, who presided over the function, suggested a few changes in the building plan to include more amenities within the available space.
Mayor Thottathil Raveendran and district panchayat president Babu Parasseri were the chief guests. Ward councillor K.C. Shobhitha, college Principal C.T. Anila Kumari and Hospital Superintendent K.L. Babu were present.